Richard (Dick) Young

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Staples Funeral Service
53 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME

WHITEFIELD - Richard (Dick) Young, 70, of Whitefield, died Feb.y 8, 2019 at home with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer.

Richard was born in Gardiner on June 14, 1948, to Allan and Dorothy Young of Hallowell. He was the youngest of six siblings growing up on Perkins Lane in Hallowell. He graduated from Hall-Dale in 1967, and from Coyne Electrical and Technical School in Boston in 1969.

Dick served in the Army for two years during the Vietnam era. He was stationed in California, Washington, and Germany. While stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington, he married the love of his life, Jennifer Colby, of Farmingdale.

After his discharge, he went on to earn his Master Electrician's license in 1974. Dick owned his own business for several years and worked for the Department of Defense and Veterans Services at Camp Keyes for 32 years. He built a cozy home in Whitefield where he and Jenny raised their two children, Karma and Matthew.

Dick enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family at their camp in Caratunk. Dick built a sugar shack and enjoyed making maple syrup for several years. One of his favorite past times was going out in the woods to watch his maple trees grow.

Dick was predeceased by his parents; and his sister, Marilyn Y. Webber. He is survived by his loving wife, Jenny, of 48 years; and his children, Karma Lombard, married to Ben Lombard, and Matt Young, married to Jessica Young; his beloved grandchildren, Eric and Gwenivere Lombard, and Liana, Quinn, and Avery Gobin, will surely miss his supportive presence in their lives. Richard was close to his brothers, Allan, Alden, Donald, and David; and had a big, loving extended family.

Richard loved well and was well loved. He will be sadly missed.

Richard's family and friends are invited to join in a Celebration of life event at the Manchester Lions Club on Friday, Feb. 15 from 1-5 p.m.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held in the spring.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home

In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made in Dick's memory to the:

Marilyn Y. Webber and Alfreda Young

Scholarship Fund

Hall-Dale High School

111 Maple Street

Farmingdale, Maine 04344

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Published in Central Maine on Feb. 10, 2019
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