Keith A. Young

May 30, 1941 ‒ May 04, 2015

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Keith A. Young, age 73, of Mount Gilead, died peacefully early Monday morning, May 4, 2015, at the Presidential Center in Marion surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness.

On May 30, 1941, Keith was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the older of two sons of the late J. Albert and Ellison (McKeith) Young. He graduated from John Marshall High School in Cleveland.

In 1972, Keith and his wife, Laurie, moved to Mount Gilead, when he got a sales engineering position for re-manufacturing at HPM Corp. Later, he worked in the same position for ITL Machinery Services in Marion, until his retirement in 2005.

Keith was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Gilead.

Some of Keith’s favorite pastimes included golfing with his friends from work, tending to his yard, and coaching his son’s youth baseball teams.

He will be missed by his wife of 53 years, Laurie Young of Mount Gilead; three children: Heather (Rick) Heimlich of Lake City, Florida, David (Marcia) Young, and Jeff Young, both of Mount Gilead; seven grandchildren: Kari, Claire, Wyatt, Karly, Mikala, Aiden, and Natalie; a brother, Alan Young of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

Including his parents, Keith was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Marilyn Young.

Services honoring Keith’s life will be held at noon on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Mount Gilead State Park, 4119 State Route 95, Mount Gilead, Ohio, with Rev. Lori Burdette-Steele serving as celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave., Marion, OH 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Keith’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • To the Young Family- We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God be with your family.

    Charlie & Bonnie Ferrington

  • My heart aches for you Laurie, Heather, David and Jeff. I know no matter how much you expect the loss of a loved one, the actual loss hits you all like nothing you ever knew. Love, prayers and condolences to you all. . May God be with you and help you through the coming days. Linda and Dennis

  • Heather /Rick So sorry to hear of your loss of your are in my prayers .prayers for safe trip back here too Ohio.Debbie.,Chris & My mom & dad Joe&Shirley Lloyd