Theodore F. Young

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Theodore F. Young Jr., 82, of Greenville, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019, in Bradenton, Fla.
Ted was born in New Kensington, Pa., on March 1, 1937, to parents Theodore Young Sr. and Agnes Young.
He graduated from New Kensington High School in 1955 and Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Music Education in 1960. Ted earned master's degrees in Guidance Counseling and Music Therapy from Westminster College and Duquesne University respectively.
Ted began his 33-year teaching career in Sharon, in 1960, moving to the Greenville Area School District in 1966. Throughout his career, Ted worked with thousands of students, teaching music and assembling and directing various performance groups. Ted was loved by his students and respected by his peers. He took great pride in the accomplishments of his students and the quality of their performances.
In addition to his career in education, Ted was very active throughout his lifetime playing music. He made an album, "The Moderns Go To College", appeared on television as a guest pianist for The Mike Douglas Show, accompanied The Four Freshman for a performance in Greenville, and led numerous bands performing in Western Pennsylvania and Central Florida.
Outside of music, Ted most enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather who had the ability to make everyone feel important and special. Ted had many friends, both in Pennsylvania and Florida, where he and his wife Judy spent winters for 15 years.
Ted is survived by his wife Judy; his sons, Ted (Sheila) Young and Tim (Meegan) Young; stepsons, Chris (Tina) Brown and Matt (Lisa) Brown; brother, Ron (Dianne) Young; brother-in-law, Warren (Nancy) Keck, and grandchildren, Madison Brown, Shawn Young, Tyler Brown, Sarah Young, Jacob Brown, Julia Young, and Emma Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife Diane.
Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter 94 Donation Road, Greenville, PA 16125.



YOUNG
Theodore F. Jr., 82, of Greenville.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. June 7, 2019, in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville. Visitors are welcome to sign the online guest book at loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com
Memorial service: 11 a.m. June 8, 2019, in First United Methodist Church, Greenville, with Rev. Julia Fraser, Chaplain of St. Paul's Continuing Care Community, officiating.
Inurnment: Private, in Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville.
Published on April 15, 2019
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21 posts

Joan and Ralph Sterner
Jun 03, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the Young family.
Joan and Ralph Sterner
Jun 03, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the Young family. We are so sorry for your loss.
David & Marjorie Liszka Manko
Apr 21, 2019
Being in his choir was great fun and left a lasting impression on us. He was a very patient man (had to be) and was always proud of our performances. Respect, love and gratitude for having known him.
DUANE MARTIN
Apr 21, 2019
Mr. YOUNG WAS A GRATE TEACHER IN CHOUR. I HAD HIM FROM 7th GRADE ON. HE WAS WILLING TO WORK WITL THE STUDANCE ON STAGE AND OFF.HE WAS WILLING TO DO SOME CHANGES TO THE MUSIC IF NEED BE.. WE WENT TO CHOIER COMPATATIONS AND SPRING TOURS AROUND MERCER COUNTY SCHOOLS. HE WAS WILLING TO WORK ONE ON ONE TO THE ONES THAT NEEDED HELP ON CHANGES.. TO ME HE WAS THE BEST CHOIR DIRECTOR AROUND. Mr. YOUNG GOD BLES YOU AND YOUR FAMIELY . YOU WILL BE MISST BUT NOT FORGOTIN. WE MADE GRATE RECORDS.
Bonnie Tumpak Schwanbeck
Apr 19, 2019
I had Mr Young for a teacher ,,,, He will be missed very much !!!! So sorry for your loss !!!!!!
John Rankin
Apr 18, 2019
Ted always had a great smile and had the ability to let people share his smile . RIP my friend , you have made this world a better place .
Joy and Gary Malmquist
Apr 18, 2019
Tim and Meegan..we had the pleasure of meeting your dad at your wedding. What an accomplished man.So sorry for your loss.
Jennifer Moyer
Apr 16, 2019
My sincere sympathy to Ted’s family. He helped me at GHS when I needed guidance and advice. I feel it was a privilege to have known him as he cared about all of us growing up.
Amy (Burns) Aiken
Apr 16, 2019
I had the privilege of singing in his 1967 Greenville choir. A wonderful teacher. So sorry for your loss.
Susan Curtis Savering
Apr 16, 2019
My sincere sympathy to the family. He was such a wonderful teacher and musician, and greatly influenced his students lives.
Violet Miller Gizdic
Apr 16, 2019
Such a lovely gentle man... I had Ted in GSH in the late 60s. Loved him as a person and talented musician. Blessings to the family;
MiMe Baxter
Apr 16, 2019
My deepest sympathy to you all in this difficult time.... hugs and prayers πŸ˜’πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»
Dennis Stake
Apr 16, 2019
What a great teacher, with a heart and passion for the students, for those who wanted to be in his class, he mentored and was an inspiration. He surely will be missed. I often find myself singing the songs we sang in choir, (just to myself) in Mr. Young's memory I will continue to sing them. Thank You!
Suzi Concini
Apr 16, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Bob & Rene McIntire
Apr 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss...fond memories of a wonderful man.
Valerie McDonald Amrhein
Apr 15, 2019
Mr. Young was an inspirational director and talented musician. I have many fond memories of singing around pianos all around Greenville with he and his family and my family! You will be dearly missed.
Lon Bollenbacher
Apr 15, 2019
What an extraordinarily passionate and talented man!!! RIP Ted
LuAnne Dunham Jurczenko
Apr 15, 2019
Loved you and the music you taught us to make. The world was a better place because you graced it with your presence.
Randi McIlhany Fass
Apr 15, 2019
What a lovely man. He inspired us and was kind to everyone. I loved being in his choirs.
Loretta Dunham
Apr 15, 2019
Ted was at Greenville High when my husband Bruce was Assistant Principal. He was a very special teacher and had so much talent. I remember him playing piano at The Stable, Pit and Pub in Conneaut Lake....whatever anyone requested, he played it, with no printed music!!! My children had him as a teacher and loved him.
Lois Thomas
Apr 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.