Harvey E. Young
AGAWAM, MA- Harvey E. Young, 83, died at the home of his loving sister, Laura M. DeSpirt, on January 16, after a brief illness. Mr. Young was the son of the late Pierce L. Young and Laura M. (Adams) Young. He was born on May 16, 1935 in Portland, ME. He was raised in Springfield from the age of 5, the eldest of four children.
As an adult, Mr. Young resided in West Springfield for over 30 years before moving to the Demopolis, AL, area in 1991. As a young man, Mr. Young served in the Massachusetts National Guard, and later, enjoyed a career as a long-haul truck driver. In his retirement he enjoyed his frequent visits to Vermont, and especially enjoyed cooking delicious holiday meals for the family and visiting with friends. Mr. Young was friendly and easily made new friends wherever he went. He loved spending time with all of his grandchildren and walking his beloved dog, Lulu. He passed on his love of animals to all his children. Mr. Young was an avid reader who would never be found without a great book nearby. He was an active member of Forkland United Methodist Church.
Mr. Young is survived by his companion of seven years, Ellen Ousley, of Demopolis, AL; his daughter Denise Foery and her husband Bill, of Searsburg, VT; his son Dennis Young and his husband Stephen Burkhardt, of Felton, PA; his daughter Karen McKinney, of Stormville, NY; and his step-daughter, Michelle Vice and husband Terry, of Demopolis, AL.
In addition to his sister Laura, he also leaves behind six grandchildren, Brendan, Ethan, Emmie, Tori, Devin, and Braxton; and four nieces, Cheryl, Maria, Charlene, and Tanya. Mr. Young was preceded in death by his sister Joyce A. Young, of Enfield, CT; and brother Neil A. Young, of Springfield, MA. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.