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Dorn Walker Younger

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Dorn Walker Younger, 75 of Canton, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 after a courageous battle with ALS. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April l6, l940 to the late Paul H. Younger and Helen Walker Younger. He graduated from Barrington High School in Illinois in l957, attended Amherst College for two years and transferred to DePauw University in l962 where he received a Bachelor's Degree of Music in Theory and Composition, and co-founded the DePauw Men of Note with Frank Jacobs. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He received a Master's Degree of Music in Theory and Composition from the University of Redlands, in Redlands, California. Dorn was a regional sales representative for musical instruments, a professional jazz musician playing trombone and piano, a conductor, composer and arranger. He was a member of the United States Army Reserve. Dorn was an active member of the Simsbury United Methodist Church. Dorn was the husband of Patricia Gates Younger for 53 years and leaves daughters Karen Younger Morrison (Ed) and Kristin Gates Younger, grandsons Tyler Dorn Morrison and Jeremy Edward Morrison, brother Paul H. Younger (Susan), nieces Jamee Younger Tenzer (Michael) and Alyssa Gail Younger and nephew Paul H. Younger (Meredith). He also leaves brother in law Richard T. Hill and nephews James R. Hill (Shirley) and Thomas R. Hill (Stephanie). The family wishes to thank the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, CT, the Farmington Valley Nurses Association, and the Avon Health Center for all of their help and kindness. A memorial service to celebrate Dorn's life will be October 3rd at 11:00 am at the Simsbury United Methodist Church, 799 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Simsbury United Methodist Church, 799 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070, the ALS Association Connecticut Chapter, 4 Oxford Road, Unit D4, Milford, CT 06460, the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurses Association, 8 Old Mill Lane, Simsbury, CT. Please visit Dorn's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.



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Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 13, 2015
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