Obituary: Steven K. “Steve” Young, 65, former director of the Fairfield Historic Society

Fairfield-OBT-Young-PAIDSteven K. “Steve” Young, 65, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, York, PA.

Mr. Young was born in York on July 8, 1947, son of the late Donald E. and Geraldine D. (Yohe) Young.

Steve graduated from Central High School, Class of 1965. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was fortunate to be a member of the United States Air Force Pipe Band as a drummer. This elite unit provided music for State Department and Presidential functions, and toured Europe and U.S. He served his country for three and a half years, after which he attended York Junior College and the University of Illinois, where he eared his Master’s Degree in Museum Administration.

Upon graduation, Steve worked as a curator for the Historical Society of York for several years and then moved to the Corning Glass Museum, where he was the Director of Education. About ten years later, Steve became the Director of the Fairfield Historic Society, which rehabilitated and maintained historic buildings and artifacts in the area. He retired and returned to York to care for his mother until her death in December, 2011.

Steve maintained a close association with the Air Force Pipe Band Alumni Assoc., and the North American Rudimental Drummer’s Assoc. Memberships include Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, York, Pleasurville American Legion Post 799, the Hawk Gunning Club and various national museum organizations..

He is succeeded by his brother, D. Scott Young and his wife, Debra and his niece, Heather A. Young.

Steve was a wonderful, generous person, and he will be greatly missed.

Survivors include a brother, D. Scott Young and his wife, Debra and a niece, Heather A. Young all of York.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1054 Ridgewood Rd., York, Pa. Officiating will be his pastor, the Rev. Cathy H. Sherry. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Following the service, family and friends are invited to attend a reception located at the American Legion Post 799, 2590 Willow St., Pleasureville.

In lieu of flowers, Steve would encourage donations to the Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, Endowment Fund, 1054 Ridgewood Rd., York, PA 17406.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Koller Funeral Home & Cremation Center, York, PA.

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