HORNELL-Randall O. “Randy” Young, 63, of 7321 North Main St. Ext., Hornell, NY (Town of Hornellsville) died Thursday afternoon (April 12, 2018) following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed peacefully, surrounded by family at his favorite place — his hunting camp in Greenwood, NY.
Born in Hornell on July 2, 1954, he was the son of Orman & Patricia (Gee) Young.
A lifelong resident of the Hornell area, Randy was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1972). He had been employed for over 20 years at the former Sears Store in Hornell, first as a salesman and later as an appliance repairman. He was later employed in many capacities at the Alfred College of Ceramics, retiring in 2016 as a Glass Furnace Technician following 20 years of service.
Randy was an avid “Outdoorsman” who loved all aspects of hunting and fishing. Throughout the years he traveled to many different states on hunting & fishing trips, bonding with family and great friends.
He had been a member of the Arkport American Legion and also the Hornell Moose Lodge. Randy was an avid Buffalo Bills Football Fan and also enjoyed rooting for the New York Yankees. He loved working on home repair & remodeling projects at his home and also his Greenwood camp. He had a deep affection for his beloved pets (primarily his beagles) and had an especially strong bond with his German Shepard, Maverick and his cat, Joshyboy. More than anything, Randy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at his camp. His most precious joy were his grandchildren, Cole (Bailey Anspach) Young and Aylah Morris.
He was married on February 10, 1973 to his high school sweetheart, the former Linda Dolph who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, Randall “Randy” Young of Hornell and Joel Young of Geneseo; 1 daughter, Jamie (Anthony) Morris of Bishopville; his mother & step-father, Patricia & Richard Davison of Canaseraga; 3 brothers, David Young of Bath, Richard Davison of Canaseraga and Orman (Dale Rouse) Young of Canisteo; 4 sisters, Rebecca (Lee Hurst) Young of Rochester, Sandy Kinnerney of Alfred, Julia (Tom) Testani of Hornell and Brenda (Jim Woodworth) Evingham of Canisteo; several nieces & nephews.
Randy was preceded in death by his father, Orman Young; his sister, Norma Racalto; and his niece, Mary Jo Hill.
At Randy’s request there will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a “Celebration of Life” on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 1:00 PM – Till??? at the Arkport American Legion where family and friends will be encouraged to share memories and stories about Randy.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Randy’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.
To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com.