TUPPER LAKE - Leonard F. Young Jr., 68, passed away at his home of 23 Pine St. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. He was surrounded by his family.
Len was born Oct. 17, 1944, in Long Island, the son of the late Leonard F. Young and Mercille (Tebo) Forkey. After his father's passing, his mother married William (Carlin) Forkey, who are all deceased.
Len grew up in Long Island and moved to Tupper Lake in 1957. He attended the local schools in Tupper Lake. Len worked at Drapers and later went to work for Sunmount DDSO in the maintenance department until his retirement in 2004. Len was also a dedicated member of the Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years.
On July 11, 1964, he married Pamela (Penny) Beaudette. They lived in Tupper Lake throughout their marriage.
Len loved his woodworking, the New York Giants and the New York Yankees His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and, of course, his beloved cats, who were his loyal companions.
Len is survived by a sister, Joanne Dechene and her husband Robbie, who reside in Tupper Lake; his wife of 48 years, Pamela; two children: Len and his wife Christine of Tupper Lake and Tina Young Vaillancourt and her husband Tom of Glens Falls; grandchildren: Corey, Megan, Jordan (Tino) Young, William and Vanessa Vaillancourt, Chad St. Louis, and Derek, Dustin and Brittney Miller; and great-grandchildren: Taylor and Blake Young and Tyler Vaillancourt.
He was predeceased by his daughter Debbie in 2004.
There was no calling hours; the burial service was held Dec. 6.
Suggested donations in his memory may be made to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department or High Peaks Hospice.
Arrangements are with the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral home.