Donald E. Young, age 73, of Westerville, suddenly October 17, 2013 after a brief illness. Retired Area Manager of ISO/CRS. 1958 graduate of Scipio-Republic High School. An Eagle Scout. U.S. Marine veteran, VMF (AW) 115, ”Silver Eagles” and a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Don was a great family man and father, always enjoying his kids, grandchildren and extended family. He was a great player of games and enjoyed hobby projects with the grandchildren. Donald was an avid collector of memorabilla from his life, a student of history and builder of model airplanes. Once a Marine always a Marine and Don attended many squadron reunions reconnecting with his fellow brother marines. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean; sons, Jeff (Christine) of Upper Arlington and Dan (Keli) of Westerville; grandsons, Jon, Matt, Donnie and Garrett; brothers, Dr. Harold (Theresa) Young and David (Kay) Young; sisters, Mary (Milan) Orr and Carol Young; mother-in-law, Marion Mellott; many nieces, nephews, in-laws and other family and friends. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Florine Young. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Monday 6-8 p.m.. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 313 N. State Street, Westerville, Rev. Fr. David E. Gwinner, Presider. Graveside service and interment Farewell Retreat Cemetery, Republic, Ohio, Tuesday at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Toys for Tots c/o U. S. Marines. Prayer service Monday at 6 p.m.
Koni Wade - Oct 22, 2013
Jean….. I am truly sorry for your loss. Don was such a special and unique person and was truly loved by all at La Boit. He was always happy and full of life and he lived it to the fullest. I am so sad for you and your family. IF you need anything, please let use know. RIP Don Young.
Pat Johnson - Oct 20, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Don. Don & I worked together at ISO from 1971 until he retired. During that time, he was my co-worker, my supervisor, my teacher, my mentor, my peer but more than that, Don was always my friend. I always knew that I could count on him to help me with work problems, kindly giving me a nudge in the right direction when I made errors, aggravating me at times, & making me laugh when times were tough. We traveled Ohio & West Virginia & those hours in the car & doing teaching for insurance companies & agencies were the best times. Finding quaint, homestyle places to eat & junk stores along the road were two of Don’s best talents. We found that we had a lot in common–sharing a love for nature, dogs, for roadside junk stores, good food, small town living, and especially for God, our country, our families & friends. When the office closed in Columbus, the two of us were left in the office…Don always said that I would be the last one out, so I should remember to turn out the light! In the 12 years since then, I always enjoyed reconnecting with Don at the ISO 25 Year Club dinner & laughing about our travels over the Ohio & WV highways & byways, the places we had been & the characters we met along the way–those were the good times! So farewell my dear old friend…you were like a brother to me…I will miss you, Don, but I will remember, and laugh.
Mary Harvey - Oct 19, 2013
I had the pleasure of working many years with Don before I was relocated to the Alaska Territory. What a sense of humor! I remember when he retired he stated he needed to get a new hobby to stay out of his wife’s way. God bless you Don, you truly were an inspiration and a very fun man to work with!
Mary Harvey & Family
Rosemary Scott - Oct 19, 2013
Dear Jean, I’m so sorry you and the Young family lost our wonderful Don. My prayers and thoughts are with you.Love to you always, Rosemary