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Ralph M. Young

June 1, 1943 — December 7, 2023

Austin, PA


Ralph M. Young

AUSTIN, PA---Ralph M. Young, 80, of Austin, passed away in his home on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

Born on Tuesday, June 1, 1943 in Plainfield, NJ, he was a son of Howard and Ruth Manning Young. He had been previously married to Jacqueline Piltz Young, Nadine Young, and Bonnie Yeaples Young.

Mr. Young proudly served as a Pennsylvania State Trooper for more than 25 years, retiring as a Corporal. Ralph later served as a Pennsylvania Constable. Prior to enlisting in the Pennsylvania State Police, he was a plumber.

While residing in Plainfield, he was a volunteer for Plainfield Search and Rescue. Ralph served on the Austin Area School Board and also served on the Seneca Highlands IU-9 Board. He was a member of Eulalia Lodge # 342 F. & A.M. in Coudersport. He enjoyed horseback riding, hunting, fishing, and riding his side by side. In general, he enjoyed the outdoors.

Surviving are three children, Howard W. “Howie” Young II, Todd (Kim) Young, and Kimberly (Jorge) Young; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his former wife, Jacqueline Young; a brother, William (Cathy) Young; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ralph was predeceased by a sister, Hazel Eldridge.

A Celebration of Life will be held on a date and place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Ralph’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Ralph, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.


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