OSWEGO, NY – Merrill T. Young, 94, passed Sunday August 16, 2015, from this life peacefully, with his family by his side, at St. Luke Health Services, after a brief illness.
He was the son of Ethel (Mayne) and Tracy Young.
He graduated from Oswego High School before enlisting in the Army-Air Force to serve in World War II.
He retired as maintenance supervisor at the Oswego Steam Station in 1981 with 40+ years of service.
He relished time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and he was often behind the lens of a camera photographing family events.
He was a communicant of Faith United Church.
Merrill is survived by daughters, Patricia (Jim) O’Reilly, Mexico, Barbara (Bob) Sugar, Oswego and Marjorie (Lyle) Whitney, Scriba; sons, Francis Young, Oswego and William (Brenda) Young, Williamstown, his companion of 15 years, Mary F. Stone; brother, Charles Young; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Merrill was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Mary Agnes (McManus) Young; and siblings Frances Wilson and Harold Young.
Funeral services will be Thursday at noon at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.
Calling hours will be Thursday 10 a.m. – noon prior to the services at the funeral home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.
Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the Merrill and Mary Agnes Young Scholarship Fund at Trinity Catholic School, 115 E. Fifth St., Oswego.