Samuel Amos “Sam” Young, 92, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014.
He was born March 12, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the fourth of Charles Amos and Sarah Alice (nee Wohleber) Young’s six sons.
Sam graduated from Oliver High School in Pittsburgh, and after serving as a combat engineer in the U.S. Army, he went on to complete university studies at Penn State, where he graduated in January 1949 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for over 24 years in glass manufacturing, and ended his career as Chief Engineer and Vice President of an international glass consulting firm. After retirement, Sam moved to Englewood, and spent many years donating his time and services in his church. Sam also volunteered as an elementary school mentor, and portrayed General George Washington at local schools and various other public events as a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Sam is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Jane (nee Mayleben) Young; his five children, Alice, Christopher, Joseph, Francis and Marie, and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, who remember their time together with him with gratitude.
A memorial service for Samuel Young will be held at a later date at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grove City, Fla.