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Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA

OBITUARY

David H. Young

August 30, 1942July 21, 2019
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Young, David H. – Age 76, of Scituate and Marshfield MA, passed away July 21, 2019. Born and raised in Scituate, he was the beloved son of the late Hollis H. and Dorothy C. Young. Loving husband to Joan P. Young and devoted father to Christopher D. Young (Mary), Gregory H. Young, Jeffrey H. Young. Cherished grandfather to Sarah C. Young, Jack M. Young, Marykate M. Young. He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings Stephen Young (Paula), Carolyn Kent (Ted) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Dave graduated from Scituate High School in 1960 and went on to serve his country in the US Army as a Specialist (crane operator) in France from 1960-1963. After his return, he met and married the love of his life, Joan, in 1966. They moved to Marshfield, where they raised three sons, Chris, Greg and Jeff.

Early on Dave worked as a salesperson for Canada Dry, and selling wrought iron railings. During this time, he also earned his Associates degree from Newbury College while attending night school. He then went to work for General Electric repairing televisions before advancing to the General Electric Medical Systems (GEMS) division where he would work installing and servicing advanced medical imaging devices in Boston and on the South Shore. He spent 33 years working for GE before retiring in 2005 as a Master Technician.

Dave’s many interests and activities included playing golf at Scituate Country Club where he was a member for over 30 years, made two holes-in-one, and had many friends. He was in a bowling league at the alley his grandfather, Howard Young, built, the Satuit Bowlaway. He loved to spend time “puttering” around the house completing projects, home improvements, gardening, yardwork and birdwatching. He enjoyed grilling, baking pumpkin pies, homemade Chex mix, and making Piccalilli relish. Later in life Dave enjoyed using technology to connect and share his interests and information with his family and friends.

Above all, he loved his wife, his children, and his grandchildren who gave him a profound sense of joy and pride.

A visitation will take place on Thursday, July 25 from 4-8pm at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Friday July 26 at 10am from the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans, Department of Massachusetts at https://www.davma.org/

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 26, 2019

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Edwin Parsons

July 23, 2019

Dave was a wonderful Man who’s friendship I’ll always cherish. I first met Dave in 1996 when we bought the house next door. From day one I could tell that he was the type of person that would offer help and friendship to everyone. Over the last 20 plus years Dave and Joan were more than just neighbors they were like family. Dave RIP you’ll be missed.
Eddie

Frank DiCristofaro

July 23, 2019

Joan, I am so sorry to hear about Dave's passing. I am going to miss our conversations when I walk by with Rusty. You are blessed with all your memories you shared during your life together. RIP. Frank DiCristofaro

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