Jean N. Young, 93, of Maple Street, Canisteo, passed away Thursday evening
October 19, 2017 at Highland Hospital in Rochester after a brief illness.
Jean was born November 30, 1923 in the village of Canisteo. She was the
daughter of the late Leslie and Lela (Page) Norton. On April 26, 1942 in
Canisteo she married William B. Young and enjoyed 73 years of marriage prior
to Bill’s death in February of 2016. She was also predeceased by two
sisters, Kathleen ” Kay” Caward and Dian Stephens.
Jean was a life-long resident of Canisteo where she Graduated from the
former Canisteo Academy. Shortly after graduation she attended the Bailey
School of Cosmetology in Elmira, but turned her career to cafeteria manager
for 23 years at the Canisteo Elementary School, retiring in 1987. She was an
avid reader and also loved singing, knitting and baking for her family and
friends. She was a member of the Wimodaughsian Free Library in Canisteo and
a member of the Sweet Adelines in Hornell.
Jean was known for her sweet nature and winning smile. She loved spending
time with her family and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She
enjoyed many fun filled summers at Demons Pond in the cottage her father
Survivors include a son Robert (Carol) Young of Canisteo, two daughters,
Sharon (Michael) Zielinski of Scranton, Pa. and Elizabeth “Betsy” Peters of
Hornell. 9 wonderful grandchildren, William (Kathy) Zielinski, Beth
Garibaldi, James (Jeanine) Zielinski, Susan (Daniel) Snopek, Jeffrey (Heidi)
Young, Rebecca Gleason, Brett (Holly) Young, David (Danielle) Peters and
Michelle (Joseph) Lyons, 18 great grandchildren. Jean is also survived by a
sister, Marilyn Fish of Penn Yan and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday (Oct. 28)
at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo,
where a memorial service will take place immediately following calling hours
at 1:00 pm. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Jean’s name may be made to either the
Wimodaughsian Free Library, 19 West Main St. Canisteo, NY 14823 or the
Canisteo Ambulance, 35 Main St. Canisteo, NY 14823.
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