CORTLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Donald E. Young, age 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Hospice House in Poland, surrounded by his family.
Donald was born March 14, 1928, in West Monterey, Pennsylvania, to the late James and Gertrude (Keefer) Young.
He was a graduate of Parker High School.
He was a railroad superintendent for over 42 years retiring in 1988 from P&LE Railroad. In his career, he worked for Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, New York Central, Norfolk Southern and Conrail.
Don was a proud veteran serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
He was a mason, he enjoyed gardening, fishing and riding his lawn mower. In his younger years, Don was a private pilot and drove race cars; he enjoyed golf, baseball and football; especially the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.
He was a faithful member of Cortland United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee.
Besides his parents, Don is preceded in death by his wife, the former Betty E. Clawson, they married August 5, 1952, she died December 8, 2014; his son, Joe Young; brothers, Robert and James Young; grandson, Billy Jones; great-grandson, Noah Marker and son-in-law, Walter Hughes.
He is survived by his children, Mike (Carol) Young, Jim Young, Gale Hughes, Sally Kobel and Barb (Barry) Preston; 11 grandchildren, Michael, Jessica, Liz, Karl, Jennifer, Tiffany, Nick, Joey, Allison, Amy and Raleigh; nine great-grandchildren and a sister, Joanne Singer.
Friends may call 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 North High Street in Cortland, where the funeral service will begin at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor David Vensel, officianting.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cortland United Methodist Church, 155 North High Street, Cortland, Ohio 44410.
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