George W. Younce
STOW George W. Younce, 75, went home to be with the Lord on April 11, 2005.
Born in Patterson, N.C., he was a resident of Stow since 1964, and a U.S. Army veteran, serv ing in the 82nd Airborne. Mr. Younce, a gospel singer over 55 years, founded the Cathedral Quartet along with his longtime friend and partner, Glen Payne.
George Younce has been a tremendous source of joy to countless gospel music lovers during his long and faithful ca reer. He has been an authentic steward of the Gospel as he has traveled countless miles to delight audiences with his smooth bass voice, energetic personali ty, and brilliant sense of humor. George was a gracious, humble soul whose positive attitude helped him triumph through countless health challenges over the years. He could bring a smile to any face, and he is undoubtledly among the most loved gospel music personalities of our time.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Clara; his five children and their spouses, Gina and Rick Eroskey of Stow, Dana and Robbie Willis of Powder Springs, Ga., Lisa and Ernie Haase of Stow, George Lane and Terri Younce of Powder Springs, Ga., Tara and Tom Aidala of Stow; grandchildren, Morgan, Christian, and Laci Younce; brother and sister-in-law, Brudge and Mozelle Younce of Lenoir, N.C. Mr. Younce was preceded in death by his sister, Ruby Ham by, and brothers, Ray and Tom my Younce.
Calling hours will be held Monday, April 18, 2005, from 4 to 9 p.m., at Akron Baptist Temple. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at 11 a.m., also at the Akron Baptist Temple. Burial at Silver Springs Cemetery in Stow. (REDMON, STOW, 330- 688-6631.)
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Published by Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 13, 2005.