He was a former member of First Church of God, Middletown. He served in the United States Air Force and spent most of his working career as an air traffic controller in Washington, D.C. and also drove “Red Top” cabs in the D.C./ Virginia area for many years. He was a member of the Hershey Drum and Bugle Corp., and was a member of the Royal Order of the Moose, the Elks Lodge, the American Legion and the VFW, all of Waldorf, Md.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorie Puckett Young, brother Harry Young Jr., and sister Faye, wife of Harry Hartman.
He is survived by his children: sons Steven, husband of Mary Ann Young of Harrisburg, Randy Young, and Anthony Young; daughters Dawn, wife of Gregory Dyess of Waldorf, Md., and Cheryl, wife of Lenny Lewis of Godwin, N.C.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Goldie Mae, wife of Richard Pelletier of Middletown, and Kaye F., wife of Richard Campbell of Somerdale, N.J.; and brother Jack R., husband of Bonnie Young of Royalton.
A Tribute to his life was held on Tuesday at the Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler officiating.
Burial with military honors was in Middletown Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.