John Young

Obituary of John W. Young

WEST WINFIELD – John “Jack” W. Young, age 85, of Richfield Hill Rd., West Winfield, NY, passed away peacefully at home, Friday, April 8, 2022. He was born on January 17, 1937, in Middleville, NY, the son of Edward and Ella (Eckert) Young and graduated from West Winfield High School. On August 24, 1957, Jack was married to Shirley Jones, in the Town of Columbia. They were married 51 years when she passed away May 28, 2009. Jack was a self-taught mechanical engineer through International Correspondence School and worked for Sperry Univac until 1977. He worked for King Craft Company from 1977 to 1994, then became the E911 Coordinator and Director of Emergency Services for Herkimer County until 2001. Jack was the Fire Chief and an active member of the Cedarville Fire Department for many years. He was a long time member of the Community Baptist Church of Millers Mills. Surviving family members include his 5 daughters, Jody (Don) Drake, Jackie (Ron) Johnson, Jeri Hull, Julie Young and Jennifer Young; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter, Blair; 7 sisters, Betty (Albert) Herringshaw Barbara Miller, Joanne (John) Putney, Donna (Robert) Frazier, Fay Shook, Kay (Donald) Davenport and Peggy (Bob) Wheelock; 2 brothers, Dick (Peggy) Young and Dan (Viyada) Young; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Shirley; 2 brothers, Edward and Jimmy Young; 3 sisters, Bonnie, Nancy and Norma; and 1 great-grandson, Edward. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Jack’s Memorial Service, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at the Community Baptist Church of Millers Mills, 647 Millers Mills Road, West Winfield, NY, with Pastor Jessica Merrill, officiating. There are no public calling hours. Graveside Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Millers Mills Cemetery, 647 Millers Mills Road. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Jack, or add to his online memorial, may go to In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Baptist Church of Millers Mills, 647 Millers Mills Rd., West Winfield, NY 13491, or the Cedarville Fire Dept., 960 State Route 51, Ilion, NY 13357. Donation envelopes will also be available at the Memorial Service. Jack’s service arrangements and supervision are entrusted to his Family Funeral Director and long-time friend, Don Applegate, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s larger facility, at 4309 Acme Rd. (old Main St.), between Ilion and Frankfort (315-895-7722).
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Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Millers Mills Community Baptist Church
647 Millers Mills Rd.
West Winfield, New York, United States
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