ALBANY – Joseph P. Young, formerly of Clermont St., died Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center. Joe was born March 28, 1923, the son of the late William J. and Elizabeth P. Young. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy, and attended Siena College. He then served in the U.S. Army Air Forces in India during World War II. He was employed by the Times Union for thirty years, and retired in 1986 as Transportation Manager. For many years Joe served as a volunteer delivering Meals on Wheels, and Mobile Meals for St. Peter’s Hospital. He also served as a Eucharistic Minister at the former Church of the Holy Cross.
Joe was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret on Sept. 11, 2001. He is survived by his sister Agnes Elze of Guilderland; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sister Mary E. Gearhardt, and his brother William J. Young.
In the last several years, Joe appreciated those who cared for him, his nephew John Gearhardt and his beloved dog Puelo, his nephew Brian Murphy, long time friend Peggy, and his wonderful nurses and caregivers at Daughters of Sarah including Deshawna, Taz, Colleen, Tayo, and many more who gave him such wonderful care.
Joe was looking forward to his great nephew Luke & Kathryn’s wedding, and seeing little Joey, his great great nephew who was named after him.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS) at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to All Saints Catholic Church, 12 Rosemont St., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Joe was such a great, loving and caring guy for the time that I was able to spend with him at Daughters, I loved talking with him each day and listening to all his stories that he had while working in therapy with me and even after. The place will not be the same without “my joe” there. I will miss the comments “now what the hell did you do to your hair” and your “oh geez”. Rest easy my friend thank you for coming into my life and making an everlasting memory. Love always,
Amanda your favorite therapist 🙂
Dear Aunt Agnes, Diane, Marybeth, Ed and Carol Ann, my Gearhardt and Meyer siblings, and Mom,
I was very saddened to learn about Uncle Joe’s passing. He was always very kind to and thoughtful of his nieces and nephews, no matter how they became part of his family.
I am also very sorry to say that I won’t be able to attend services for Uncle Joe. I’m traveling on business and would be home in time for the viewing or funeral.
Please accept my sincerest condolences. I will always carry fond memories of Uncle Joe with me.
Keith and Alicia Ortale
An Irish Funeral Blessing
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, Unheard but always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear
My thoughts and prayers to the Gearhardt Family
The last I spoke with Joe; I told him that he was my oldest friend. He responded by saying “geez thanks”. I explained that it wasn’t his age that made him the oldest but rather the length of time that we had known each other. I grew up as a little boy next door and Joe was my first friend. I bugged him every day with a million questions and would often ask Margaret if Joe could come out and play. I always wanted to play with his model airplanes he built but they were not toys. I have so many fond memories of being neighbors and friends with Joe. He was truly an awesome human being. I still have a couple trinkets that Joe had given me when I was very young. I’m 35 now. One of them is a good luck charm and I kept it in my pocket on my wedding day. He kept a picture in his garage that I had drawn of him smoking his pipe. He always laughed and asked me why the pipe was so big and his arms were missing. I drew him with his arms tucked behind his back like he often did when wandering around the yard together. He will truly be missed but I will never forget him. My love and condolences to the family. – Brian Coumbes
Fred and Marianne Simon
Our sincere condolences to Joe’s family. Joe and Margaret were our across the street neighbors over thirty years ago. We will always remember him with fondness. May he rest in peace.