Jason W. Young

October 14, 1968 ‒ March 25, 2012

Canton, Ohio

Jason W. Young, 43, of Lexington, died Sunday, Mar. 25, 2012 at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital, after a sudden illness.

Born Oct. 14, 1968 in Canton, he was the son of Rev. Paul D. Young and Marilyn M. Miller Young of Mt. Gilead. He married Laurie A. Heydinger Young on May 20, 1995 who survives.

Jason was a wonderful husband, father, son and brother. He enjoyed being a Cub Scout Den Leader, helping with Boy Scout Troup 131 and coaching Soccer in Lexington. He was a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor, an avid fisherman, deer hunter, tour cyclist and NASCAR fan. He was a member of Resurrection Parish Catholic Church in Lexington and a former member of Peace Lutheran Church in Galion.

A graduate of Galion High School in 1987, Jason also graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He previously worked for Ryan International in Columbus in sales where he originally assisted in the design and manufacturing of Aircraft TCAD Systems Traffic Collision Alert Device which helps pilots avoid mid-air conflicts.

In addition to his wife Laurie and parents, Rev. Paul and Marilyn Young he is also survived by his two sons, Zachary P. and Colton M. Young, both at home; a sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Jason McManes of Lexington; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Jennifer Young of Springfield; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Raymond and Mary Joanne Heydinger of Shelby and numerous brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Haley B. Young.

His Lord said to him, “Welcome my son, enter now into the Kingdom my Father has prepared for you.”

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 31, 2012 at Peace Lutheran Church, 129 West Walnut Street, Galion with Pastor Richard Genzman and Bishop Marcus Lohrmann officiating. Burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Shelby.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Silver Lining Group, Autism Center, 2281 Village Mall Drive, Suite 5, Ontario, Ohio 44906.