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John Chalmer "JY" Young
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John Chalmer Young “JY”, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, teacher and coach, age 76 years, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at McLaren-Bay Region Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was born to the late Chalmer Andrew and Katherine (Hileman) Young on March 18, 1941 in Bay City. John graduated from Bay City Central High School, Class of 1959 where he earned All State and All Valley honors while playing football. John earned regional champion in the 400-meter dash in track in 1957. He attended Staunton Military Academy where he played football and ran track. John attended the University of Michigan where he played football and was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He then went on to receive his Bachelors of Science and Master’s degree in Education from Central Michigan University. John taught social studies and coached football, basketball, and track at T.L. Handy High School and later taught at Bay City Central where he was involved in many student organizations and continued to coach. He was a member of the N.E.A., B.C.E.A., M.E.A., President of the Bay City Street Tree Committee, lifelong member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #88 and All Saints Parish formerly the Church of St. Boniface. John loved golfing, reading, history and sports, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, the beaches of Northwest Florida and Lake Huron. John had a special connection with many of his students, athletes, colleagues and friends that continued throughout the years. On April 16, 1966, John married the love of his life, Carole Mary Rose Stier and she preceded him in death on July 14, 2009. Theirs was a never-ending love story that transcended all space and time. Surviving family members include his two amazing sons: Christopher (Ann- Marie) and Matthew (Rebecca) Young; his five beloved grandchildren: Zoe, Chalmer, Wyatt, Skyler, and Duncan; sister: Kay Mary (Jim) Rettig; many nieces, nephews and cousins. John’s family had generational closeness rarely seen today. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM at All Saints Parish (Church of St. Boniface), 510 N. Lincoln at McKinley Streets, Bay City, MI. John will lie in state in church Friday after 10:00 AM. Rev. Jose Maria Cabrera will preside and Rite of Committal will be at St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Bay City Central Booster Club. Visiting hours are Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the Vigil Prayer Service at 7:00 PM in the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. For on-line sentiments: www.trahanfc.com


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Visitation

Thursday

31

Aug

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trahan Funeral Chapel & Prearrangement Center

256 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708

Service

Friday

1

Sep

11:00 AM
All Saints Parish - St. Boniface Church

510 N. Lincoln St.
Bay City, MI 48708

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