John W. Young, 86, of Akron, passed away peacefully Tuesday (July 2, 2013).
John was born and raised in Marietta by the late Edwin and Nellie Young. After graduating high school in 1944, he enlisted into the Navy, serving in WWII until July of 1946. John retired from BF Goodrich in 1985 after 39 years as a product manager of upholstery. John was an avid reader, reading Dr. Seuss books to his children, grandchildren and reading the New York Times. His favorite pastimes included trout fishing in the Elk River in Bergoo, W.Va., being a diehard New York Yankees fan and listening to his favorite artists. John's greatest joy was being "Pappa" to all nine of his grandchildren and spending time with his family.
John is survived by his loving wife, Jean, of 62 years; children Kristi (Doug) James, Leslie (Sevren) Maynard, Matt (Lindsay) Young; grandchildren Caroline, Callie, Ryan, Savannah, Olivia, Joshua, Cullen, Abby and Carter. He is also survived by three nephews, Andy, Mark and Dan. John is preceded in death by his four siblings, most recently, his brother David F. Young.
A memorial service will be held Friday (July 5, 2013) 2 p.m. at Hummel Funeral Home, 3475 Copley Rd., Copley, Ohio, 44321. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Please visit www.hummelcares.com where memories and condolences may be shared.