Jerald R. Young
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JAMAICA- Jerald R. Young, 68, died on January 2. He was born in Wardsboro, April 14, 1945, the son of the late Raymond and Lois Young. He attended schools in Wardsboro and Townshend.

Mr. Young worked as a logger and truck driver and for the town of Jamaica for many years as part of the road crew and later as road foreman. In 2012 he retired, but he continued to work as needed for the town. He loved his community and was always willing to lend a hand.

Mr. Young was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His family was his life and his greatest joys were his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially boating. He loved country music and truck pulls at local fairs. He was always smiling and a friend to all. One of his greatest gifts was his ability to always make people laugh, no matter what the situation was.

Mr. Young is survived by his daughter, Melissa Maturo and fiancé Dennis Bills, of Wardsboro; two grandchildren, Justin and Emily Maturo, of Wardsboro; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and Lori Young, of Wardsboro, Raymond Jr. and Nancy Young, of Wardsboro, and Arnold and Donna Young, of Jamaica; two sisters, Judy Young, of Wardsboro, and Connie and Marvin Bentley, of Wardsboro; sister-in-law Karen Young, of Bondville; sisters- and brothers-in-law Patricia and Ronald Knight, of Jamaica, and Virginia and Ellery Magoon, of Jamaica; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mr. Young was predeceased by his beloved wife Lucille (Bunny) Young, son David Young, brother Robert Young, and brother-in-law William Knight Jr.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, January 25, at 1 pm, at the Jamaica Community Church, Main Street. A private burial is pending at a later date.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that contributions in his name be made to the Jamaica Community Church. When people see the Jamaica town crew out working, doing what they do to keep the roads safe, they are asked to stop and say “Thank you” in honor of Mr. Young.
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