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R. David Young

Obituary for R. David Young

February 28, 1934 - September 18, 2017
Lanesville, Massachusetts | Age 83


R. David Young of Lanesville passed away suddenly on Monday, September 18, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife Esther (Bray) and their son Randy.

David lived his entire life in Lanesville except for a couple years in Rockport and 4 years in the United State Air Force. David was a graduate of the Gloucester High School Class of 1952. He and Esther enjoyed attending many of their class reunions.

David was the first carpenter hired by the construction company formed by Mike Feldman. He later partnered with Calvin Cook known as Cook and Young. David and Cal worked on many homes on Cape Ann over the years. They were known for their excellent work.

David was a member of the Bass Rocks Golf Club where he enjoyed playing and participating in many tournaments. He was a good golfer and won a few times and served on its Board of Directors. He was also a member of the Rockport Golf Club.

David had an enriched and happy life. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in New Hampshire and Maine at Sebago, Rangeley, and Nicataus Lakes with his friends and especially with his son Randy.
Dave was a member of the Elks Club, Past Commander of the Amvets, Sportmans Club, and the Edward Peterson Post 98 American Legion.

In later years Dave, Randy and Esther would head south to Florida for the winter. They enjoyed their friends from the south and looked forward to seeing them each year.

David is survived by his wife Esther of almost 50 years, his son Randy both of Lanesville, sister June Carlson Coakley wife of Robert Coakley of Rockport, sister-in-laws Nancy Wonson of Venice Florida, Martha MacLean of Reading MA, Mary Young of Kittery ME, and special cousins Aldena and Larry Lew of St. Peterbsurg, Fl. He also leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother and father Eleanor and George Young, brother Fredrick Young, sister Natalie Transue, father and mother-in laws, Edwin and Fanny Bray, brother-in-laws John Carlson, Jimmie Transue, Daniel MacLean, and Peter Wonson.

David's Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 30th at the Lanesville Community Center 8 Vulcan St. Gloucester from 11-2. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers donations in David's memory may be made to the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St., Gloucester Ma 01930 or the Edward Peterson Post 98 American Legion P.O. Box 117. Rockport 01966.

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