John H. Young, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John H. Young, Jr.

August 2, 1934 - March 26, 2022

John H. Young, Jr., age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Born in Nanticoke, PA on August 2, 1934, he was a son of the late John H. and Hazel (Minnick) Young, Sr. John spent his career as an assembly line worker for General Motors.

He enjoyed listening to music, especially country. He was an avid guitar player and played in several family bands. In his leisure time you could find him tending to his garden. John loved visiting Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, MD, he couldn’t wait to enjoy a helping of Thrasher’s fries. Above all, he cherished his family and looked forward to taking family vacations.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his siblings, Chuck Young, Joanie Thomas, and Edward Young. He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred E. (Gardy) Young; children, Linda L. Young Hedrick of Ocean City, MD, Brian Young of Jefferson City, TN, John Young III (Ona-Kai) of Newark, and Wayne A. Young (Mary) of Grand Blanc, MI; sisters, Mary Alice Ceasar (Joe) of Arizona, and Loretta Mascioni of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116-7023 or by clicking here.


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  • You were loved by many especially Mom, your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren… You will be missed by so many more who enjoyed conversations with you and listening to you play the guitar and sing so many songs for everyone. Till we meet again Dad I LOVE YOU

  • To the Young Family, we are so sorry to here of John. We remember him well and we’re sure he will be missed, he was a very nice person very quiet as I remember. He loved his music, he was a very good guitar player and your parents made a very good couple and sang together very well, his music will be missed. Take care and have a wonderful day.
    Janice and Brian

  • I remember the times our families would spend together and the music we enjoyed when uncle John and aunt Millie would play. My family sends our deepest condolences to your family.

  • My condolences to you all. I love you all and miss you all so very very much. What a sad time, uncle John will be missed big time. There will be a time we will all meet again. I will never forget all the good times we had together as our families always got together and your parents played and sang, we had so much fun. Love you all. I’am so sorry I could not make it.

  • I am very glad that I met and became friends with your family. You will be missed. R. I. P. Mr. Young

  • Linda, I was so sorry to read of your Dad’s death, I was going through old papers I didn’t get to read their obituaries and saw your Dad’s. I’m sure it’s been a very difficult time. I remember him with your Mom many years ago, when I attended the Newport KH, and he was very kind and loved your Mom. I hope the memories you cherish will be a comfort until reunited at a better time and healed of all infirmities. May Jehovah Bless you and your family. Charlene McCarthy (Singer, as you knew me).

  • sorry for your lose for I known I would have been sooner sending this. condolences goes out to the family. friend of jennas