Young, James Arthur

Young, James Arthur

Male 1957 - 2008  (51 years)

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  • Name Young, James Arthur  [1
    Born 9 Aug 1957  Spencer, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Sep 2008  Eielson AFB, Fairbanks North Star, Alaska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Age: 51
    Person ID I2011  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Young, Arthur 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Lacaire, Lorraine 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F11803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette on Sept. 14, 2008

      CMSgt. James A. Young died September 6, 2008, at Eielson AFB Alaska at the age of 51. Jim was born August 7, 1957 in Spencer, MA. He leaves his wife, Angela (Oldenburg) of Galena, Il; his sisters, Jeannine Bengtson of Spencer, Patricia Cloutier of Houston, TX, Charlotte Young of South Salem, NY, and Kathryn Payne of Worcester, MA. Jim was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Young and mother, Lorraine (Lacaire) Young of Spencer. He also leaves his step-mother, Marion Young and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jim's life and reception for friends and family will be held at the Spencer Country Inn on Friday, September 19 at 7:00 P.M. Light refreshments will be served. Donations in his name may be made to the Non Commissioned Officers Assoc. Medical Fund, 10635 IH 35N, San Antonio, TX 78233 or by calling 800-662-2620.


      From the September 24, 2008 edition of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald

      EIELSON AFB, Alaska -- Chief Master Sergeant James A. Young, 51, of Eielson Air Force Base, passed away on Sept. 6, 2008, at Basset Army Medical Center, Fairbanks, after a long and valiant battle with cancer

      Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galena, where friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the church cemetery, where military rites will be accorded at by the United States Air Force, Scott Air Force Base. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is in charge of arrangements.

      He was born on Aug. 9, 1957, in Spencer, Mass., son of Arthur E. and Lorraine B. (Lacaire) Young. He was a 1975 graduate of David Prouty High School, Spencer.

      Jim enlisted in the USAF in Jan. 1981. He was a 27-year veteran who specialized in aircraft armament. He was a certified munitions loader on various Air Force fighter and bomber aircraft. He was deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of the first Gulf War and Operation Southern Watch. He was proud of his Air Force career.

      Jim lived a life of service that set the example for others to follow. He retired as the 354th Fighter Wing, Wing Weapons Manager at Eielson AFB. The Air Force has lost a true chief, a great airman and a good friend. Jim was medically retired in December 2007.

      He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time in the outdoors with his wife, Angie, and two dogs, Petey and Jack.

      Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Senior Master Sergeant Angela M. (Oldenburg) Young, USAF, formerly of Galena; four sisters, Jeannine A. Bengtson, of Spencer, Patricia M. Cloutier, of Houston, Charlotte M. Young, of South Salem, N.Y., and Kathryn Payne, of Worcester, Mass., his stepmother, Marion Young, of Spencer; his father-in-law, Bill (Karon) Oldenburg, of Galena; a sister in-law, Julie (Mike) Kapparos, of Galena; and several nieces, nephews and good friends, who will dearly miss him.

      He was preceded in death by his parents.

  • Sources 
    1. [S537] Social Security Death Index,, (Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Issue State: Massachusetts; Issue Date: 1971-1972.
      Record for James A. Young

    2. [S1059] Obituary - James Young.