HARRY K. “BUD” YOUNG
Harry K. “Bud” Young, 88, of Indiana, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at St. Andrews Village in Indiana. Born in Pine Flats on March 26, 1925, he was a son of the late Harry P. Young and Laura (McCullough) Young. His late wife of 57 years, Elsie T. (Tucker) Young, died August 12, 2007.
Bud was a graduate from the former Green Township High School in Commodore and also attended classes at the Indiana State Teachers College. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He retired from the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association after 28 years of service where he was a Loss Prevention Consultant working for insurance companies. While employed by the PA Manufacturers Association, Mr. Young developed programs that identified causes of workplace accidents and the safety practices needed to prevent them. In 1969 he presented a program in State College detailing the use of the Breathalyzer to determine blood alcohol content of drunk drivers. Another work-related achievement for Mr. Young was when he helped introduce the “Jaws of Life” to emergency responders in western Pennsylvania in 1973.
Mr. Young was also Deputy Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts of Indiana County from 1961-1962.
Among his many involvements, he served as a Neighborhood Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Little League Baseball Coach and was Chairman of the 1961 Heart Fund Campaign for the Indiana County.
He and his late wife, Elsie were local philanthropists who provided permanent endowment funds for two high school students from Indiana County to attend IUP. They also sponsored a conference room at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
He was an active blood donor for much of his life, donating 228 pints of O negative blood to the American Red Cross.
He was a member of F&AM Franklin Lodge 313 of Indiana since 1953. He also was active with: Oriental Commanderly Knights Templar, Johnstown; Orient Royal Arch Chapter No. 247, Ford City; Indiana County Shrine Club; Jaffa Shrine, Altoona; Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 221, Latrobe; DeMolay International-Indiana Chapter; American Society of Safety Engineers; American Legion Post 0141; Indiana Art Association; Historical and Genealogical Society; Indiana Republican Committee Member; former Secretary and Chairman of Indiana County Young Republicans; former member of the Board of Directors for Young Republicans for the state of Pennsylvania and former member of the Indiana County Board of View.
Mr. Young enjoyed collecting antiques, painting florals and landscapes. He also liked gardening and cooking.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by sisters: Lucille “Snook” Young and Madeline (Young) Cramer and by several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Monday, September 16th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana where a masonic service will begin at six o’clock. His funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 PM at Grace United Methodist Church in Indiana. A one hour visitation will be held prior to the start of the funeral. Pastor Kathy Mihoerck will officiate. Entombment will be made in the Oakland Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana County Humane Society, 65 Haven Dr., Indiana, PA 15701; or to a favorite charity.