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Ronald E. Young
May 10, 1943 ~ August 20, 2021 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Ronald E. Young, 78 of North Beaver Township died peacefully at home on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, musky fisherman, avid hunter and loved to tell stories that would make everyone laugh.
Born on May 10, 1943, in New Castle, he was the son of the late Paul and Gloria (Kroesen) Young. He was married to the love of his life, Alice M. Kovacs, for 58 years.
Ron graduated from Mohawk High School and attended Youngstown State University.
He retired from General Motors, Lordstown, where he worked for 30 years in final repair and then as a department coordinator.
Ron was an active member of Bethel E.P.C where, where he served as an elder, deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher.
A Boy Scout Leader, he volunteer for the Lawrence County Sportsmen for Youth. He was a member of the Bessemer Rod and Gun Club, National Wild Turkey Federation and Muskie's Incorporated.
He served as a youth leader for Mohawk area youth retreats.
A true outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and mentored many local youth in learning about the outdoors.
An outdoorsman and mechanic, when he was not in the woods, it was not uncommon for him to be working in his garden or his garage fixing everyone else's vehicles or making turkey calls.
He frequented church and civic clubs, and gave talks on his old bottle collection.
In addition to his wife, Alice, survivors include his daughter, Rhonda (Dave) Miketa of New Middletown, Ohio; and grandson Stan Miketa; daughter, Andrea Young of Hartville, Ohio, and grandchildren, Amelia Finefrock, Elliot Young, Aliza Finefrock and Jovie Finefrock; son, Andrew (Lindsay) Young of Bessemer, and grandchildren, Ashlyn, Reagan, Grantham and Brynlee Young; sister, Beverly (James) Medich of Bessemer; cousin, Gary (Janice) Young of Bessemer, who was like a brother to Ron; and his faithful pet, Jessie.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, John Simon Finefrock, in 1993.
Viewing hours and funeral services will be held at the temporary location of Bethel Church, which is located at St. Anthony's Church, 411 W. Poland Ave. Bessemer.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, followed by an 11 a.m. service; conducted by Pastor Jerry Dodds of Bethel Church. Arrangements are by the Terry Cunningham Funeral Home in Bessemer.
Birthplace & Residence Birthplace: New Castle, PA Resided In: North Beaver Township, PA
Viewing Location: St. Anthony's Church Date: Monday, August 23, 2021 Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Funeral Location: St. Anthony's Church Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021 Wake Time: 10:00 am Service Time: 11:00 am