William's Story

PHOENIX - William (Bill) M. Young passed away in Phoenix, AZ on February 28th just before his 85th birthday.

He is predeceased by his beloved wife Paula; son Danny; two sisters Betty and Dorothy.

He is lovingly remembered by his two daughters, Debi Gilchrist (Ron) of Illinois and Mary Benek (Mark) of California; two sons Tim Young (Paula) of Arizona and Bill Young (Joy) of Texas; sister, Winifred Young of New York; 13 grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob and Timothy Gilchrist ; Andrew and Christopher Young; Maggie and Kevin Young; Brenna, Aidan, Jillian and Audrey Benek; 5 great-grandchildren, Briana, Logan, Kiley, Hunter and Jackson

Bill was born in Garden Grove, Iowa on Feb. 28th 1931. He grew up working on the family farm(s). Attending college in Indianola, IA until the Iowa Air National Guard took him to Bangor, ME where he met the love of his life Paula Cushman. He moved back to Iowa and started his family often working two jobs in order to provide the best for his family before starting his lifelong career with Pennzoil Oil Company.

He worked at Pennzoil Oil Company for 36 years retiring as Midwest Regional VP in1996. He loved the people he worked with through out his Pennzoil career. He enjoyed socializing, playing golf and spending his summers at his camp in Maine.

Monday, March 7th visitation will be from 11:00-1:00 followed by a brief memorial service at Kiley & Foley Funeral Home 299 Union Street Bangor, ME

A private interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor ME

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Bill strongly believed in giving to others and would appreciate "paying it forward". Condolences for the family may be offered online at Legacy.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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