Theodore F. Young, Jr., age 82, of Greenville, PA passed away Monday April 8, 2019 in Bradenton, FL.
Ted was born in New Kensington, PA on March 1, 1937 to parents Theodore Young, Sr. and Agnes Young.
He graduated from New Kensington High School in 1955 and Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Music Education in 1960. Ted earned Masters Degrees in Guidance Counseling and Music Therapy from Westminster College and Duquesne University respectively.
Ted began his 33 year teaching career in Sharon, PA in 1960, moving to the Greenville Area School District in 1966. Throughout his career, Ted worked with thousands of students, teaching music and assembling and directing various performance groups. Ted was loved by his students and respected by his peers. He took great pride in the accomplishments of his students and the quality of their performances.
In addition to his career in education, Ted was very active throughout his lifetime playing music. He made an album, “The Moderns Go To College”, appeared on television as a guest pianist for The Mike Douglas Show, accompanied The Four Freshman for a performance in Greenville, and led numerous bands performing in Western Pennsylvania and Central Florida.
Outside of music, Ted most enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather who had the ability to make everyone feel important and special. Ted had many friends, both in Pennsylvania and Florida, where he and his wife Judy spent winters for 15 years.
Ted is survived by his wife Judy, his sons Ted (Sheila) Young and Tim (Meegan) Young, stepsons Chris (Tina) Brown and Matt (Lisa) Brown, brother Ron (Dianne)Young, brother-in-law Warren (Nancy) Keck, and grandchildren Madison Brown, Shawn Young, Tyler Brown, Sarah Young, Jacob Brown, Julia Young, and Emma Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife Diane.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, June 8, 2019 in First United Methodist Church, Greenville, with Rev. Julia Fraser, Chaplain of St. Paul's Continuing Care Community, officiating. Family and friends may call on Friday 6-7-19 from 4:00-7:00 PM in Loutzenhiser-Jordan FunerHome and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville. Inurnment will be private in Shenango Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven al Animal Shelter 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or Save the Music Foundation at www.savethemusic.org.