Obituary of Arthur H. Young
September 6, 2020. Art is survived by his wife, Edna Young; children, David (Susan) Young, Steven (Robert Liddiard) Young & Susan (David) Matthews; grandchildren, Rachel, Dean, Zach, Travis, Taylor, Devon & Brynn; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Karolyn) Young & Doris (Paul) Popson; sister-in-law, Gail (George) Smith; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
As per NYS regulations all coming to the funeral home are required to wear masks and hand sanitize.
Art's Funeral Service will be celebrated Saturday, September 12th, 10 AM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane, (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 in Art's memory.
Arthur H. Young was born in Brooklyn NY on July 7th, 1934. He moved to Bedminster, NY during WWII and moved to Mineola, NY at age 10. Art was the oldest of 4 siblings, Bob, Doris, and this late brother Don. His favorite activity as a kid was stickball.
After graduating from Mineola High School, Art went to Alfred University (1952 – 1956). He majored in Business Administration and Economics. During his time at Alfred he played tennis and ran cross country. Art also joined a singing group for young men called The Monotones and they could NOT carry a tune. It was in college that Art met the love of his life. On September 17th, 1952 he met Edna Rowe. It was shortly after that on August 7th, 1955 that they were married.
After college Art and his bride moved to Rochester, NY. He started a job at McCurdy’s and after a few years he joined Xerox as a buyer. Art and Edna had 3 children to together. He attended every sporting event they played. He was very involved with Little League, Indian Guides and Boy Scouts. Although Art was not a handy man, he was good with a paintbrush and could paint any room. He was not known for being an animal-lover but always indulged his family with having a family pet.
In the early 70’s Art and Edna began to collect antiques, which they eventually spun into a lucrative business. Art retired from Xerox early and spent more time pursuing antiques and building their business. He enjoyed playing golf and playing cards with a group of friends. He was always the first to lend a hand to any friend who needed help. He was a doting grandfather – even to friends of his grandkids. He was VERY family-oriented and proudly presided over large family reunions, joining in any game to the delight of all.