Harold H. Young, 94, WWII vet, owned Young’s Machine Shop, enjoyed tole painting

By on June 24, 2015

Harold H. Young, 94, formerly of Manheim, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2015 at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.

Born in Manheim on Sept. 20, 1920, he was the son of the late Charles and Helen Oehme Young. Harold was the loving husband of Emma E. Frey Young. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on June 1.

Harold graduated from Manheim High School in 1939. He was a member of Salem and Faith United Methodist Churches, as well as Zion United Methodist Church in Schaefferstown.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in the Pacific Islands for three years. Harold was employed at the Fuller Co., Manheim, as a machinist, and was also the owner of Young’s Machine Shop in Manheim. Additionally, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Manheim and the Manheim Auto Auction.

Harold was a member of Lodge No. 587 F.&A.M. of Manheim; The Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest No. 27, Lancaster; the American Legion; and the Manheim VFW. His hobbies included ceramics, punched tin ware, carving birds, and tole painting. He also enjoyed hunting in Potter County.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons and a daughter: Jeffrey L. Young, husband of Shari Prosser. of Las Vegas, Nevada; Kenneth E. Young, husband of Shirl. of Medford, Ore.; and Penny L. Shoop of Elizabethtown; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law: Mary Jean Frey of Manheim.

Harold was preceded in death by one sister: Anna Rettew; four brothers: Ray, Chester, Mahlon, and Richard Young; and one grandchild. Harold was the last of his immediate family.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Harold’s memorial service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Harold’s memory to Faith United Methodist Church, 1290 Fruitville Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family on-line condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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