Harold P. Young, 94, a lifelong resident of Fremont, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, in Flower Hospital in Sylvania.
He was born Aug. 8, 1914, in Fremont, to Homer T. and Bertha (Knox) Young. Harold was a 1932 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. He was the owner and founder of Young’s Mobile Homes & Travel Center in Fremont. He married Luella Bork, August 8, 1940, and she preceded him in death July 4, 2004.
Harold was a member of Kingdom Hall of Fremont Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses where he was an elder, Ohio Manufactured Housing Assoc., RV Dealer Assoc. and Great Lakes Dealer Association. He started the mobile home business in 1947 and built his first community, Colonial Acres in 1953. Harold was active in the business until his death. Harold was an avid Ross Sports fan and Ross Boosters supporter.
Surviving are his children, Deborah L. (Francis ‘Butch’) Sherman of Fremont and David L. (Cindy J.) Young of Marblehead; grandchildren, Tad (Dawn) Sherman and Joel (Ruth) Sherman, Luellen (Oscar) Contreras, Julie (Mark) Walker and Amy (Mike) Thomas; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and siblings, Norman Young, Wava Schau and Shirley Scott.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 1-8 p.m. Friday in Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kingdom Hall of Fremont Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1509 Cedar St., Fremont; Dennis and Philip Bork will officiate. Burial will follow at Dana Cemetery, Green Creek Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fremont Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses or Don Paul Stadium at Harmon Field/Fremont Area Athletic Foundation, c/o Ross High School.
To view Harold’s In Memory video tribute or to share online condolences, visit hermankinn.com.