Bernard John Young, II
Bernie Young passed away February 3, 2019 after a determined 6 month battle against Glioblastoma, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Young of Dennisport and daughter Michelle Gill, son-in-law Lance Gill and Grandchildren Illyria & Gabrielle of Grand Isle, VT, surrogate mother-in-law Josephine Ives of Chatham, brother and sister-in-law Mike & Mickey Young of Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Bernard and Dorothy, and daughter Holly Young.
He enjoyed golden oldies, sailboats, bicycles, photography, astronomy, steam locomotives, skiing and the Red Sox and Patriots.
Bernie grew up in the Akron area of Ohio and went to Saint Vincent’s High School before graduating from the University of Michigan as a Naval Architect with a Master’s Degree in Marine Engineering. He then got a job at the Model Basin in Maryland and joined the Washington D.C. ski club which traveled to many mountains such as Jackson Hole, where he met his future wife Carolyn of 43 years. They were married two years later and had their first child Michelle. After his Grandfather-in-law’s death in 1979, they moved into the home which he had built by hand in Dennisport, MA… and where Bernie lived up until his death. Shortly after moving to the Cape, Bernie taught at Mass Maritime Academy after which he became self employed as a Professional Engineer for roughly thirty five years… working for folks such as Dick O’Hearn of Dennis and Dan Speakman of Harwich.
During this time, he was an avid outdoorsman and continued his love for skiing, hiking and biking, especially with his family. Bernie enjoyed the Red Sox, and through their generosity to the Jimmy Fund Clinic, his daughter Holly attended spring training and an away game each year with other cancer patients. In his later years, Bernie reconnected with some of his childhood loves and became a member of Cape Cod Live Steamers as well as the Cape Cod Astronomical Society, where he often taught astronomy to DY Students and the public at the Werner Schmidt Observatory.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 9, at the Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, MA 02664, from 9am – 10:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Our Lady of the Cape Church, 468 Stony Brook Rd., Brewster, MA 02631 at 11 AM.
His family asks that in lieu of other memorials, his friends consider a donation to the McClure Miller Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Hwy, Colchester, VT 05446 or Davenport Mugar Cancer Center, 27 Park Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.