Birth: Jul. 28, 1952
Death: Feb. 26, 2012
Edwin L. “Ed’ Young Jr., 59, of Butler, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia. He was born July 28, 1952, in New Kensington, to the late Edwin L.Young Sr. and Velma Jean Cook Young. Ed was a 1970 graduate of Valley High School, Arnold, and earned an associate’s degree at the New Kensington Commercial School. He worked as a laser optician at II-VI (Two-Six) in Saxonburg. Ed served as a EMT/volunteer fireman with several different companies. He also taught EMT and CPR classes at the Butler County Community College. He enjoyed reading, ceramics and owned and operated SIRamics. Ed enjoyed watching the Steelers and Penguins. He was a faithful follower of Jesus, rooted in the word. Ed was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cabot. Ed is survived by his wife, Joyce K. (Deegan) Young, whom he married Aug. 14, 1971; two sons, Jason T. Young and his wife, Tammy S., of Saxonburg, and Timothy E. Young of Kalamazoo, Mich.; one granddaughter, Aleah M. Young; one sister, Pamela Rankin and her husband, Larry, of Arnold, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step parents and one sister, Violetta (Pinky) Miller. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 124 E. North St., Butler. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, 322 Hannahstown Road, Cabot, with the Rev. Barry Keurelainen officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Luke’s Cemetery, Cabot. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Greater Pittsburgh, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205; or St. Luke Lutheran Church, 322 Hannahstown Road, Cabot, PA 16023. Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.
Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum 2/28/2012