Gary A. Young


Gary A. Young, 71, of Union City, passed away, Friday, July 5, 2019. He was born on November 30, 1947 in Meadville a son of Ray R. Young and Florence I. Peterson Young. He married Barbara J. Shurr on July 31, 1971.
He was a 1965 graduate of Randolph East Mead High School and a 1976 graduate of Grove City College with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
After serving his country during the Vietnam War, Gary retired from the United States Marine Corps due to combat injuries received at the Battle of Hue during the first days of the Tet Offensive. Gary retired as a decorated veteran awarded Purple Heart with Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, and Vietnamese Campaign Medal.
He was employed as a teacher with Crawford Central School District until his retirement.
The things he enjoyed most in life were spending the days with his wife, walking his dog, fishing, reading, but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Gary always had a passion to help mentor young students to become productive members of the local community and beyond. This was evident in his devotion to teaching and coaching children in all aspects of life.
Gary was studying with the Jehovah's Witness, and he enjoyed learning about Jehovah.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barb Young of Union City, two sons, Matt Young and his wife Lisa of Martinsburg, WV and Mike Young and his wife Mindy of Union City; and five grandchildren, Skyler and Jake Young, Lucas and Aiden Young, and Kodie Young.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Marc B. Young.
Service will be private and burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Gary's Memory to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 1001 State Street, Suite 502, Erie, PA 16501.
Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Gary's Book of Memories online at
Arrangements are in the care of Warren-Glenn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 62 S. Main Street, Union City.
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Wanda (Smith) Schmidt
Jul 22, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. Thank you for writing such a special tribute to him. He will not be forgotten. God bless!
Ona Stein Mahoney
Jul 19, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Gary. We just returned from vacation and learned of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.
Lisa Proper Chausse
Jul 16, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My sympathies to your family.
Mia Stinson (Colemon)
Jul 10, 2019
Mr. Young one of the best teachers at MASH. Never saw him without a smile on his face. Praying comfort and peace for the family during this time. Semper Fi Marine you will be missed. R.I.P.
Chris Ott
Jul 09, 2019
I am so sorry to read about Gary 's passing Inworked with him at the high school I was the library secretary.. He was a wonderful teacher with all the students. Sending healing prayers and hugs to you Barb and the family !!
Donna Brecht
Jul 09, 2019
So sorry to hear about Gary.
Nicole Bonavita Jimenez
Jul 09, 2019
Mr. Young was one of my favorite teachers. I have many wonderful memories of him. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. He will be missed
Tom Allen
Jul 09, 2019
RIP my friend , from our days as teens working at the Red Barn in Meadville to the Marine Corp together and both of us serving at GITMO, Cuba and Vietnam.
Never forgotten,
Semper Fi .
Barb Ball Evans
Jul 09, 2019
I'm very sorry to hear of Mr. Young's passing. He taught me in several classes at MASH in the 80's. He was a great mentor and friend. He will be missed.
Kim (Young) Wilcox
Jul 09, 2019
Barb, Matt and Mike and families,
Life has taken us in different directions and I often long for those days when gramma and grampa's house was full of all our family with laughter and love. Please know that you are thought of often and in my heart and prayers at this time of loss. I am not far away; please don't hesitate if you need anything. Life is far too short.
With much love and sympathy,
Your niece and cousin, Kim
Scott Mowery
Jul 09, 2019
Had him as a teacher at MASH, not only did he teach me academically, he also helped prepare me for my journey to the USMC. I learned alot from him. SEMPER FIDELIS and RIP
Marilyn Washburn Boyles
Jul 08, 2019
So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He is now with his son, his parents and his best friend from high school (my brother). God Bless. You will always be fondly remembered.
Debbie Peterson
Jul 08, 2019
Barb , sorry to hear of Gary's death. Loved his smile. One of my favorite cousins 😊. Memorys of playing football, baseball in the yard maybe even volleyball and of course sledding down the hill. We never came or left without being hegged and fed well!!! Love ya Debbie Peterson