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William Irving Young

December 15, 1939 January 24, 2019
William Irving Young
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Obituary for William Irving Young

Passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the age of 79. Born December 15, 1939 to William and Eveline (Hanna) Young in Vineland, New Jersey. He enjoyed reading, gardening, exercising, listening to Irish music, taking his grandchildren to church on Sunday and most of all spending time with family. Bill was very smart, hardworking, had a great sense of humor and was extremely loving. He began at Penn State and finished with his PhD in Genetics at the University of Minnesota. Bill then became a professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School where he taught genetics. After a couple years he came to work for the State of Michigan where he spent the majority of his career in newborn screening. He loved his job and only retired because of his illness.
Preceding him in death were his son, Jason Young; sister-in-law, Peggyann Young; brother-in-law, Bill Sowers and his parents.
Surviving are his daughter, Johanna (John) Johnson; grandchildren, Joseph Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, Jayce Johnson, Jayna Johnson, Kasandra Smith; great-grandsons, Easton Crawford, Gunnar Crawford; sister, Margaret Sowers; brother, Archie Young; former wife and close friend, Judith Young as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids Chapel. Family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to the service. For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Michigan Chapter. To share memories and condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

29

Jan

1:00 PM 1/29/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/29/2019 2:00:00 PM
Skinner Funeral Home - Eaton Rapids

315 S. River St.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Skinner Funeral Home - Eaton Rapids
315 S. River St. Eaton Rapids 48827 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

29

Jan

2:00 PM 1/29/2019 2:00:00 PM
Skinner Funeral Home - Eaton Rapids

315 S. River St.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Skinner Funeral Home - Eaton Rapids
315 S. River St. Eaton Rapids 48827 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oakwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

E. Spicerville Hwy.
Hamlin Twp., MI 48906

E. Spicerville Hwy. Hamlin Twp. 48906 MI
US

Memorial Contribution

ALS Association

678 Front Ave NW, Suite 177
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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