Clifton A. Young
1937 - 2021
Wise Funeral Service
129 W Warren St
Bucyrus, OH
Clifton A. Young

Crestline - Clifton Albert Young, AKA "Chief," "CAY," "Fat Albert," "PaPa Bear," and "The Cookie Man" went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Clifton was born in Holmes Twp. January 7, 1937 to the late Charles Henry Young and Mary Elizabeth (Zornes) Young. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Terrie Sue Young (Rittenberry); and five siblings, Carl Young, Kathryn Stander, Troy Young, Dorothy Young, and Janet Klahn.

Clifton is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen Lucile (Lahr) Young of 64 years; daughters, Robin Ann (Marc) Vanerio and Sheryl Kay (Todd) Coomer; six grandchildren, Gertis and Jesse Rittenberry, Candy and Jenice Ball, and Brock (Madison) and Jamie Coomer; seven great grandchildren, Nessee and Heyden Rittenberry, Evan Ball, Emma Ball-Omoruyi, and Bohannan and Thatcher Coomer; siblings, Marjorie Young, Donna (Levi) Miller, Diane (Danny) Tompkins, Wanda (Stan) Rupinski, Mary (Bill) Weber, Bonnie (Dennis) Metzger, George (Sally) Young, and Sharon Gallant; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Clifton attended Lykens School. Clifton "CAY" was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in which he served as a seaman from Feb. 1955 to Feb. 1959 aboard on the USS Skywatcher (AGR-3). Clifton retired from Komatsu Dresser in 1996 after 23 years of dedicated service.

He was a fun-loving jovial family man loved by all. He never met a stranger. Only kind words came out of his mouth. In 2003 he built his beautiful wife her lighthouse that can be seen for miles and is used as a landmark by many. Cliff had a big heart for all little kids from his own to many others. In his later years, as he would enjoy coffee at McDonalds in Crestline with his wife and friends, he became known as the "Cookie Man" because there is not one child that came through the doors who didn't receive a cookie from the "Cookie Man."

Cliff's family will hold a private service with military rites by the US Navy Honor Guard and Bucyrus Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial donations are encouraged to be made payable to Bucyrus Salvation Army and given through Wise Funeral Service, 129 W. Warren St., Bucyrus. Memories and photos can be shared on Cliff's tribute page at

Published by Telegraph-Forum from Apr. 10 to Apr. 12, 2021.
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