- Local Guide
James C. Young, 92, formerly of New Bethlehem and North Freedom, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the Brookville Hospital.
He was born on May 3, 1921, in Mayport, the son of Charles and Lucy (Hetrick) Young.
He was first married to Ruby (Brocious), and she preceded him in death in 1985. He then married Evelyn (Schreckengost) Snyder, and she preceded him in death in 2010.
During his lifetime, Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church in North Freedom and Leasure Run.
He was a member of the New Bethlehem Lodge No. 522 F&AM, where he was a Past Master, as well as the Hawthorn Lions Club, and he served a term on the Punxsutawney Area School Board.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Army in France as a Military Policeman.
In his early years, he worked as a coal truck operator and then a setter for the Hanley Brick Company in Summerville.
Then in 1965, he became a Rural Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal System. He served 20 years and retired in March 1985.
He is survived by two daughters, Carol Blose and husband Edgar of Punxsutawney and Connie King and husband Tom of Strongsville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Joshua Blose and wife Jennifer of Brockport, N.Y., Jessica Seymour and husband Eric of Harleysville and Aaron King of Cincinnati, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren, Rachel, age 4, and Gracie, who will be born in October.
He is also survived by a stepson, Larry Snyder and wife Christine of Pittsburgh; two step-grandchildren, Ryan Snyder and wife Jody of Indiana and Laura Moore and husband Michael and their daughter Lily of Shippenville.
In addition to his parents and two wives, Jim was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph Young, Fred Young and Jacob Young; and a sister, Mary Switzer.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn.
The funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rod Minich officiating.
Interment will be at the North Freedom Cemetery, Ringgold Township, Jefferson County.
Memorial donations can be made to the Leasure Run United Methodist Church.