David Eugene Young, 72, of Connersville passed away Thursday evening, January 26, 2023 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
One of four children of Donald E. and Betty J. Dean Young, Dave was born in Connersville on August 9, 1950 and graduated from Connersville High School.
Dave served his country in the United States Army Reserve from 1969 to 1975, honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. He was employed at Stant Manufacturing for 13 years as Vice President of Global Systems, retiring in November 2011. He had also previously been employed for Philco-Ford and D & M.
On October 28, 2000, he married the former Michele Judd in Liberty, Indiana. Mrs. Young survives.
Dave was an avid softball player and coach. His teams were among the best in Indiana and won several tournaments including a trip to the national finals in New York.
Involved in the community, Dave served on the Roberts Park Board of Directors. Most of all, he was a devoted family man who firmly believed that “family is everything”.
Besides his wife of 22 years, Michele, survivors include two sons, Travis Young of Connersville and Tyler (Adriana) Young of Indianapolis; a daughter, Misha Young of Indianapolis; a step daughter, Jennifer (Ryan) Zink of Indianapolis; two step sons, Richard (Trista) Judd of Florida and Mark (Georgia) Judd of Illinois; nine grandchildren, Olivia, Raygan, Lucius, and Celine Young, Myla Zink, Andrew, Hayley, Hannah, and Ian Judd; a brother, Danny (Teresa) Young of Texas; a sister, Amy (Matt) O’Conner of Connecticut; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Donald D. Young.
Family and friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Everyone is invited to attend a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Stan Howard officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, Fayette Community Foundation, or the Arbor Day Foundation.