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Irene Young

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Updated: 7:09 PM

November 13, 2012

Mrs. Irene Young passed from this life into Glory on November 13, 2012.

Irene was born on May 28, 1924 in Gloversville, NY the daughter of William and Elsie (Donahue) Rector.

She grew up in Johnstown, attending Johnstown schools. During her high school years, she was employed part time at Ike Cohen's Dry goods and the Strand Theater. She was involved with high school basketball, theater and chorus, graduating from Johnstown High School class of 1942.

She was joined in marriage to George Wagar of Johnstown in April 1942. He predeceased her in 1961. She then married Lewis T. Young in April 1963. He also predeceased her in 1992.

Her work experience was diverse, being employed variously by Bendix Radio, Borman's Gloves, Elmer Little & Sons Gloves, General Telephone, Little Falls Felt Shoe co. and Beechnut Foods.

Irene resided mostly in Lasselsville-Oppenheim area most of her adult Life. Upon her retirement she resided in Lake Placid and Florida between 1980 and 2003, when she returned to New York State.

Her faith in her Lord Jesus Christ was expressed throughout her life in the Johnstown Reformed Church and st. John's reformed Church along with the First Presbyterian Church of Florida, and Seekers Fellowship of st. Johnsville. She derived great pleasure in serving her church, and also great joy in spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by her sons and their wives, Edward and Betty Wagar of Gloversville, Terry and Sharon Wagar of Brunswick, NY and Charles and Diane Wagar of St. Johnsville, stepson Richard and Jan Young of Texas, a stepdaughter in law Dora Young of Mi, a brother Melvin and Lou Rector of Florida, grandsons Donald Wagar of Gloversville, Matthew M. Wagar of Boston, Benjamin M. Wagar of Brunswick, Curt Young of MI, step grandsons Toby LaGrange, Robert Young and John Young, granddaughters Murene and Mark Spraker of Hagaman, Tina and Donald Bode of St. Johnsville, Valerie and Richie Fisher of Gloversville, Jennifer and Carden Smith of st. Johnsville, 11 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a step-son Robert Young of Zeeland, Michigan.

A memorial service will be held Saturday November 17, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the House of Bread, Park Place St. Johnsville, NY. Burial will be in Michael Cemetery, Lasselsville at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Salvation Army 10 Spring Street PO Box 608 Gloversville, NY or Little Lambs, Inc. A John & Eileen SALA Ministry PO Box 504, 710 South Eucalyptus Street Sebring, Fl. 33871.

A message of sympathy or a remembrance of Irene may be sent to the family at

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Brian A. Roberts of the Roberts & Enea Funeral Home 3 Faville Avenue Dolgeville, NY.


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