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James D. Young

November 20, 1927 — October 24, 2023



OREGON, IL ~ James D. Young, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, in his home in Oregon.  He was born on November 20, 1927, in Philadelphia, PA the son of John and Helena (Moses) Young. He bravely served his country in the United States Army.  James married the love of his life, Mary Louise Flasser, on November 4, 1961.  After graduating from Allegheny college, he worked as a CPA and also owned Alfano’s Pizzeria in Galesburg, IL.  During his free time, he enjoyed watching sports, especially the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Phillies and when his children were younger, he would coach their little league teams.  He also enjoyed collecting stamps and coins.  Most of all however he was an avid family man.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and dog-dad.  He is preceded in death by his wife Mary, parents, and sister Betty.  He is survived and missed by his sons James (Deborah) Young of Montello, WI, Michael Young of Oregon, IL, John Young of Dekalb, IL; grandchildren Sean (Tiffany) Young, Alana Young; great-grandchildren Brylee, Renee, Patrick Michael, Johnathon Thomas; his beloved four-legged companion Max; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  No services are scheduled at this time. 

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