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Charles H. Young, 82

August 22, 2009

JAN. 19, 1927-AUG. 20, 2009

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- Charles H. Young, 82, of Hedgesville, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 19, 1927, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles C. Young and Nellie Crumbine Young.

He lived in Hedgesville for the past five years.

His wife of 52 years, Theresia M. (Busey) Young, preceded him in death June 30, 2003.

He is survived by his daughter, Lesa Selders, and her husband, Darren Selders, of Hedgesville.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Hutzler of Berkeley County.

He retired from Corning Glass Works in Martinsburg after working there approximately 30 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served both during World War II and after the war, when he participated in the construction of the courthouse in Nuremberg, Germany, where the war crimes trials were held.


A Christian, he was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Martinsburg, where he was the sound director and made audio tapes of worship services for shut-ins for more than 40 years.

He also helped with the youth of the church, including the "Angels," a Christian dance group at Calvary.

He served as sound director for many years with the Berkeley County Youth Fair.

Twice every year, he and others at Calvary -- who called themselves The Apple Dumpling Gang -- helped prepare and deliver hundreds of homemade apple dumplings.

He was a driver for Meals on Wheels.

In addition to his charitable works, he loved vacationing at Ocean City, Md., with his family. He also enjoyed going hunting with his buddies at their cabin in Moorefield, W.Va.

He will be missed especially by longtime friend and fellow hunter, Bill Noll; Debbie and Randy East, and their sons, Jonathan and Kevin; and Debbie and Jesse Jones.

He was loved by all who knew him.

There will be no viewing. Arrangements were made by Brown Funeral Home of Martinsburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Martinsburg Rescue Mission.

A private graveside memorial will be held for the family.

A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date for all of his friends and family.

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