1965 – 2014
BUCKFIELD — Allen C. Young Sr., 49, of Buckfield, died Thursday, Dec. 25, at his sister’s home, surrounded by family. He met the trials of the circumstances he was called to with the utmost grace and dignity.
The son of Allen D. Young and Peggy Fox Young, he began life in Lewiston on Sept. 1, 1965. He was best known for being a kindhearted, selfless man who would do anything for anyone and always put the needs of others before his own.
Allen’s grandparents, Claude and Alice Young, meant the world to him, as they thought the world of him. He always had a special place in his heart for his uncle Roy. When Roy became dependent on others later in life, Allen stepped in and became his guardian; that was just the type of man he was. Others he was very close to in childhood include Mary McAlister, Randy Young, Charlie Young and Tim Williams.
Allen graduated from Buckfield High School in 1983 at the age of 17. Not long after, he took up a fatherly role to a year-and-a-half old little boy. In 1985, he had twin boys of his own. As Allen and his family grew, so too flourished his passions and love for them. He was actively involved in his loved ones’ lives, such as coaching baseball and football.
He worked at many places through the years, including the Sled Factory, the Woolen Mill, Sears and Automotives. Because of his work at Good Neighbors, he decided to open his home and became a home provider for the mentally and physically challenged.
During that time, he also worked in security at the casino and received his associate degree in homeland security. He then became employed at the Windham Correctional Facility as a correctional officer, a job he was very proud of and forged lasting bonds with those he worked with.
Allen had a love of traveling, fishing, camping and photography. A camera was never far from his side, and through his photos he showed the beauty of the simple things in life. Passionate about baseball, he started playing Little League when he was 9 years old and played baseball into his teens. His love for the game grew with him through the years. A huge fan of the Boston Red Sox and Patriots, Allen collected stamps, baseball cards and other memorabilia.
He also enjoyed the innate freedom of riding his motorcycle.
Allen was a Christian and attended the Moss Brook Community Church. He accepted Jesus Christ and understood His teachings.
Though his life was short, the impact that he left on the great many people who loved him far exceeds his years and will never diminish. He will always be remembered as a loving son, father, papi, brother, uncle and friend. His memory will be kept in the fullest, deepest love … always. Isaiah 40:29-31, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall. But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint.”
He is survived by his parents, Allen D. and Peggy Fox Young of Buckfield; sons, Michael Stevens of South Paris, Allen C. Young Jr. and Theresa Edwards of Norway and Scott Young and Tania Wiles of Otisfield; three grandchildren, Isaac, Owen and Bayleigh Young; two brothers, Corey and wife, Debbie, of West Paris and Darren and fiancée, Brenna Temple, of Auburn; a sister, Jennifer Young and her fiancé, Joseph Brickel, of Buckfield; and nieces and nephews, Haley Young, Bishop and Jonah Young and Jamie, Preston and Camryn Brickel.
Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.