Ned R. Young, 97, of Circleville, died Jan. 30, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Amanda, the son of Herbert and Mildred (Crites) Young.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Abbott/Ross Laboratories. He was a former mayor of the Village of Amanda and a member of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.
Throughout his life, Ned was involved in many organizations, including Trinity Lutheran Church; Soldiers Monumental Association of Pickaway County, where he served as vice president; Aladdin Temple, Columbus; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus; Masonic Lodge #509 Amanda, member of 70 years; Pickaway County Shrine Club, where he served as president; Ross County Shrine Club; American Legion Post 134, Circleville, where he was a life member; AMVETS #2256 Circleville, life member; Veterans of Foreign Wars #3331, life member; Amanda Clearcreek Alumni Association, honor member; and Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Circleville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Geraldine Christy; brothers, Victor, Joe and David Young; and granddaughter, Rebecca Howell Frey.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Leist) Young; children, Ronald (Judy) Young of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Rosalyn (Dave) Robinette of Chillicothe and Patricia (Bruce) Horn of Flagstaff, Arizona; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Janet Hollern of W. Palm Beach, Florida.
Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, with Chaplain Jim Ferrell officiating. AMVETS military graveside will be at Dutch Hollow. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with Masonic services.
Family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Berger Hospice, 1170 N. Court St., Circleville, OH 43113.
Online condolences may be made at www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal