Doris C. Young - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Doris C. Young

December 12, 1938 - October 11, 2019

Doris C. Young, age 80, of Townsend, DE, passed away on October 11, 2019 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on December 12, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Sadie Collins. She graduated from GAR Memorial High School in Wilkes Barre in 1956. She moved to Washington, DC then to Philadelphia, PA, where she met and married Robert Young in 1963.  They were married for 47 years.  She worked at DuPont for 32 years and after they moved to Delaware she worked for Macy’s for 20 years. 

She is survived by her sons, Robert Young Jr. (Colleen) and Michael Young; sisters, Sadie, Matt and Beverly; her grandson, Robert Young III (Brandi); great-grandchildren, Britton and London; and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, October 18, 2019, at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 371 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am.  Entombment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.


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8 Condolences for Doris C. Young

  • Wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.

  • My condolences goes out to the Young family at a time like this. Robert and Colleen are like a Brother and sister to me along with Mike and so I feel their pain. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Young at Robert and Colleen’s wedding . Enjoyed being in her company she was a very nice lady. May the family find comfort knowing that she is now resting in peace.

  • Michael Young & Family
    There’s perhaps no time like the present that reminds us how fragile life is,how brief it is,and how important it is to have a genuine
    relationship with God through Jesus Christ.I pray God’s strength and peace upon you and your entire family.(John 11:25)
    Tony & Debbie Holmes

  • To the family,
    Your mother and father were a great friend to the Holbrook/Ingersoll families. I was born in 1956 when she graduated high school. Doris was the kind, encouraging and joyful every time I was in her presence. Her admirable qualities helped formed me into the person I am today. I know one day we well meet again in the third heaven with Our heavenly Father.
    Our deepest condolences to the family. Gone from our presence but never forgotten.
    Donna Ingersoll-Davis

  • I am truly saddened by the passing of Mrs. Doris. She was my fashion consultant at Macy’s. Always pleasant, always smiling, always a kind word and always impeccably dressed. She was a sweet, sweet spirit and will be truly missed. My prayers go out to the family. May fond and loving memories comfort you in the days ahead. God Bless You.

  • Dear Michael and Family.
    We have known mom for almost 12 years as our neighbor and friend. Doris always was a lovely lady. She would always take time to talk with you anywhere. A very loving, caring and wonderful person and friend. Doris is at peace and God has her in his arms.

  • My sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. I was one of her many clients at Macy’s . She was always professional and friendly. She was a very special lady who spoke lovingly of her late husband,children and grandchildren. I will miss her smile and friendly face. May your faith and God’s love sustain you in the days ahead.

  • Jan. 2, 2020: I was visiting my in-laws in Dover & drove up to Christiana Mall for the afternoon. I went into Macy’s excited at the thought of seeing my friend Doris, hoping she would be working today. When the sales lady told me she had passed away, I immediately began crying. Why, how could this be? Then I realized that it was God’s plan that Doris should leave to reunite with her father and other loved ones in Heaven. Truly I believe that Doris was one of God’s earthly angels. I met her at Macy’s in the summer of 2016, and she helped me pick out a dress for my son’s wedding. We became friends and would call each other sometimes to catch up on various things. Every time I would visit Christiana Mall with my in-laws we would go to Macy’s to look for her in Lady’s Dresses. My sister in law and mother in law loved her also. She would often make my day with her kind words and pleasant demeanor. What an asset she was to that store! Doris touched me deeply in the brief period of time that I knew her, and I will never forget her. Rest comfortably dear friend! (Patti V)