Philip Young

Obituary of Philip A. Young

Philip A. Young, 60, of Watkins Glen, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Corning Guthrie Hospital, after a courageous battle with ALS. He was born in Elmira on December 24, 1960, the son of David E. and Harriet M. Young, and graduated from Odessa-Montour High School. Phil's mischievous grin and drive to explore was a joy to all who knew him. He was a generous and accepting friend. Phil, you are leaving a hole that cannot be filled. You lived your faith everyday through good times and bad with your beloved Rose at your side. You leave three beautiful daughters and a host of loyal friends and family behind. We look forward to see you running on the beach, healthy and whole as it says in Revelation 21:3-4, "neither death…nor pain will be anymore, the former things have passed away." Phil owned and operated Montour Muffler & Brake for 28 years. He was a member of the Watkins Glen Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Phil was a talented welder, he enjoyed the beach, boating, and anything outdoors with his family. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Rose; three daughters, Philesha Shoats, Chevonne Shoats and Nakeya Young; parents, David and Harriet Young of Rock Stream; a sister, Rebecca (Michael) Voorhees of Montour Falls; a brother, Stanley (Jodi) Young of Big Flats; and by many beloved family members. Friends and acquaintances are invited to call on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 5-5:45 pm at Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. All Covid protocols will be in place. A private service on Zoom will follow for family and friends at 6:00 pm Details available upon request. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Odessa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter, 135 Old Cove Rd., Suite 213, Liverpool, NY 13090.
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Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Friday, May 14, 2021
Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home
122 N. Genesee St.
Montour Falls, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Highland Cemetery
 Mitchell Hollow Road
Odessa, New York, United States
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