Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI


Kathy Young

February 3, 1953September 4, 2019
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Kathy Young, 66, of Canton, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the home of her daughter Melissa surrounded by loving family. Kathy was born in Detroit, on February 3, 1953, the fourth of five children born to Armand & Dorothy (nee: Williams) Silvestri. After graduation from Wayne Memorial High School, Kathy furthered her education both at Schoolcraft Community College and Lawrence Institute of Technology, receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. She was a practicing Registered Nurse at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia. After twenty-five years there Kathy retired from St. Mary and moved north to Roscommon, Michigan and continued Nursing Management at Grayling Hospital in Grayling, Michigan. After the birth of her granddaughters, Kathy returned downstate to be nearby her family and re-joined the staff at St. Mary Hospital family in Livonia as a Nurse Educator.

Kathy was a very social and outgoing person who was extremely devoted to her family and friends. In her youth she diligently worked for her parents in the family pizza business, "Gino's Pizzeria" located on Wayne Road in Wayne, Michigan. She enjoyed making greeting cards, traveling, attending the activities of her granddaughters. Kathy was a member of Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to continue her education in her field.

She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Pembroke; granddaughters, Adrianna and Maya; siblings, Janice (Don) Martin, Judy Albert, Karen Silvestri and Larry (Tara) Silvestri. Three nieces, three nephews, four great-nieces and five great-nephews also survive.

Friends may visit on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 West Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152.

Memorials in Kathy's memory may be made to Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (www.mioca.org) P.O. Box 3679, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106.

Please share a memory of Kathy or condolences with her family at her online guest book.


  • Melissa Pembroke, Daughter
  • Adrianna and Maya, Granddaughters
  • Janice (Don) Martin, Judy Albert, Karen Silvestri and Larry (Tara) Silvestri, Siblings
  • Also survived by three nieces, three nephews, four great-nieces and five great-nephews


  • Visitation Sunday Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 8, 2019


Kathy Young

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Jodie Hainley

September 8, 2019

We are so sorry for the loss of this beautiful person, thoughts and prayers are with you🙏🙏
In Christ,

Trent and Jodie Hendrickson

Edwina Wesley

September 7, 2019

I only knew Kathy for a short time but I admired her strong spirit. I cared for Kathy during her most recent stay at St Mary Mercy and during that time we grew fond of each other. Melissa you and your family have my deepest condolences. The world has loss a great warrior and true Wonderwomen!

With Love,

Irene Silvestri

September 6, 2019

We will miss Kathy’s beautiful smile & infectious laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love—Chester & Irene

Jack and Kathy Sawtell

September 6, 2019

We are sorry to hear of your loss - you are in our hearts and prayers.

Diana Beaty

September 6, 2019

It's Friday and I want to text or call my best friend to plan dinner shopping or a movie but I'm unable to because the big C has taken her from me. Damn that disease . We had many a good times in the past 40 some years to look back on. Love her and miss her already. Melissa you and the girls will always be a part of my life. Love Diana

Julia Rodriquez

September 5, 2019

I have the fondest memories of being a child and visiting family in Michigan. I can’t remember the exact house but I loved going to Aunt Kathy and Melissa’s. I remember standing in Aunt Kathy’s kitchen and she would have cool music playing. If I remember correctly INXS to be more specific :)
I remember noticing over the years and the family vacations how close her and “Meliss” were and that Melissa was always her number one priority. I loved that about her and what an example she was. I wish I’d have told her that. I know her strength lives on in her daughter and granddaughters.
I will miss my Aunt Kathy but I know she is at peace and that my Hunga Grandma is with her. ❤️

Kathy Moore

September 5, 2019

Melissa your mom will be truly missed. Your family is in my prayers. May your fondest memories help you through this very difficult time. You have your very own special “Angel” in heaven looking over you and the family. May God wrap his arms around the family and strengthen you all. Thank you for sharing Kathy with so many people that were blessed by her presence. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

Carolyn Brittain King

September 5, 2019

Melissa I am so sorry. Aunt Kathy was an amazing women and so full of energy. When I was little she always wanted us, I'm talking 4-6 kids, to come over to her house. She was so much fun. Gino's had the best pizza.

Janice Martin

September 5, 2019

Kathy had such a sweet spirit that always made everything better. Being a nurse was perfect. She loved her family and friends and treated everyone well. She will be very missed by all. Sending many prayers to heal our broken hearts. Love you, Melissa, Adrianna and Maya. Always here for you. XOXO Aunt Janice

Kristen Haswell

September 5, 2019

Melissa my thoughts are with you. Hugs to you and the girls. I love you. XOXO