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Robert M. Young

Robert M Young, Jr, of Essex, 75, husband of Sonia M Young, died at his home on November 8, 2007 following a long illness.

He was born on July 10, 1932 in West Paris, Maine, the son of Robert M and Valerie (Houle) Young, and attended schools in Roxbury, MA, Portsmouth, RI and West Paris, graduating from West Paris High School in 1950. After serving in the Army as a military policeman during the Korean War, he attended the University of Maine, Orono, under the GI Bill and graduated in 1958.

Entering US government service in 1960, Mr Young was an inspector for the Food and Drug Administration, and retired in 1987 as an Internal Security Special Investigator, Internal Revenue Service. He was a former Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St John the Baptist Church in Essex.

Mr Young married his wife of fifty-three years, Sonia M Johnson of West Paris in 1954, and they were parents of ten children, all of whom survive him, Sharon Bernzweig of West Orange, NJ, Michael Young of Juneau, AK, Carol Medico of Gloucester, John Young of Anchorage, AK, Margaret Martin of Merrimack, NH, Jane Czajkoski of Dahlonega, GA, Thomas Young of Merrimack, NH, Joseph Young of Berkeley, CA, David Young of Gloucester, MA and James Young of Odense, Denmark. Also surviving are daughters- and sons-in-law, Amy Young, Carl Bernzweig, Robert Medico, Anne Young, Naomi Young and Majbritt Young Christensen. Mr Young was particularly fond of his fourteen grandchildren, Cliff and Alex Bernzweig, Naomi, Angela and Nicole Young, Andrew, Amy and Sara Medico, Emily and Alison Martin, David Czajkoski, Carolyn Young, Ella Young and Chloe Young.

He is also survived by two brothers, James Young of West Paris and Paul Young of West Newfield, ME, and a sister, Laurel Bartlett of Paris Hill, ME, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Pauline Smith of West Paris and Alice Smith of Norway, ME.

His funeral will be held Tuesday November 13, 2007, 8:00 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St, Ipswich, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Pineswamp Rd, Ipswich. Family and friends respectfully welcomed. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Norway Center, ME. Visiting hours will be Monday 4:00 to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St, Danvers, MA 01923


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