GORDON YOUNG

Gordon S. Young, Jr., 53, of Warren, passed away peacefully at his residence, Wednesday, July 10th 2013 at 8:00 p.m., surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born August 24, 1959 in Warren to the late Gordon and Gertrude (Greene) Young Sr. Gordy lived his entire life in Warren and will be greatly missed by his family, his friends and his lovely dogs, Jersey, Dixie, and Cody. He was a great businessman, working for 25 years at the North Warren Car Wash. He also owned his share of businesses in the area including the car wash in Youngsville, the Pure Country Restaurant and Bar, along with Debbie and Gordy’s family Restaurant in Youngsville. He also had been employed at the National Forge, Huber’s Blacktop in Warren, and also at the State Police Barracks. He was currently serving as superintendent of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Warren. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and being outdoors, and most of all, being with his family and his grandchildren. He also enjoyed working on cars and fixing up the house with his boys. He was a member of the Warren Moose Lodge #109, the Warren American Legion, the Warren Eagles Club and the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 37 years, Debbie (Swanson) Young of Warren, whom he married on June 5, 1976, the best sons, Sam Young and his wife Bonnie of Warren, Jamie Young and his fiance MacKenzie Donovan of Russell, Shawn Young and his fiance Kristy Phillips (Darts) and Brandon Young and his wife Amanda, his grandkids, Alyssa, Dylan, and Ethan and Owen “Owen boy” Young, Mckenna, Morgan and Emily Darts, his brothers Bill and Jack Young, sisters, Mary Campbell and Linda Wareham, all of Warren and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters Sandy Knopf and Patricia Cummings, a brother in law Burt Knopf and his fatherinlaw Eric Swanson.

A celebration of life service is being planned and will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family may be made at any Northwest Savings Bank under Debbie Young, to help defray medical expenses.

The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St. in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements, and condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.