Ralph Mitchell Young - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ralph Mitchell Young

Born October 15, 1922

Ralph Mitchell Young, age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017, with his loving family by his side.

Born in Grant, VA on October 15, 1922, he was the son of the late Marshall C. Young and Mittie R. (Grubb) Young. Ralph was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 and participated in the D-Day Operation landing on Utah Beach as a medic. After returning home from the war, he married Mary Ellen Privett and shortly there after, moved to Newark, DE to work for Chrysler. Ralph retired from the company after 30 years of service.

He was a talented musician, who played the guitar, fiddle and mandolin. Ralph gathered regularly with his many friends to play old time music.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Ralph is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Mary Ellen Young; children, Wanda Kesser (Rex) of Mt. Joy, PA and Larry Young (Sharon) of Middletown, DE; 1 granddaughter, Lara Kipphorn (Jeff); and 4 great grandchildren, Ben, Sophie, Jack and Max.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE where a funeral service will begin at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.


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  • I Love You Uncle Ralph!!!!!! You were very cherished by me, loved growing up and coming to see you and Ellen and hangout and listen to you play a few tunes!!! I Surely Miss You!!!! May you Fly High With The
    Angels, and be with the Lord….Look over on all of us for we’ll be thinking of you!!!!
    R.I.P. Uncle Ralph, I Love you very much and you left me with fond memories.
    Well, Good Bye For Now….Till I See You In The Heavens. You’ll never be forgotten…….
    With all the love in the world!!!!!!!!!
    Love, Your Niece Tina Privett

  • Ralph will be truly missed by his family and all that knew him.
    I know the pain is gone and you are chatting up a storm in heaven.
    Keep on talking.
    Keep watching all who love you as you will always be in our thoughts.