Richard A. “Joe” Young, 68, of Sandusky, passed away in his home, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, after a courageous and dignified battle against cancer.
He was born Dec. 12, 1944, in Cincinnati. He was a student at Sandusky High School and attended Ohio State University.
He was employed by Young & Associates, where he was a residential and light commercial designer for decades. Joe had numerous projects he contributed to over his career, although the most significant tribute to his hard work and talents was his role in the development of Green Cove Condominiums and Wild Wings Resort in Oak Harbor.
Joe served on Milan Village Council. He was a member of Milan Jaycees, life member of Sandusky Ski Club, and a member of Sandusky Sailing Club, where he was passionate in his devotion to the Junior Sailors Learn to Sail Program and the racing program.
Joe is survived by his family, Kristine Young DuPont of Sandusky, and her son, Brandon DuPont of Huron, Amy Young of Wrightsville, Pa., Eric and Brooke Acre and their children Glenn, Adeline and Ava of Clinton Twp., Mich., Julie and Dirk Fuller and their children Gabriel, Ethan and Eli of Muskegon, Mich., John and Denise Robinson and their children, Blake and Andrew of Collins, Ohio, John Sundahl of Sandusky; and his beloved companion, “Tillie”, our gentle giant.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 13 years, Linda M. Young; his mother, Ruth Morris Young; and his father, Francis D. “Tee” Young.
A memorial service followed by a reception will be held in his honor 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Sandusky Sailing Club clubhouse, Battery Park, Sandusky. Joe and his late wife, Linda will have their cremains placed at the location of their choosing by their family that evening at sunset.
Memorial contributions both monetary and in kind may be made in Joe’s name to Cancer Services, 505 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870, for their selflessness and un-wavering support, Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky OH 44870, for their angelic compassion and grace, Sandusky Junior Sailors ”Learn to Sail Program” Sandusky Sailing Club, PO Box 814, Sandusky OH 44871-0814, to carry on his love of the sport.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made at toftfh.com.