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Kevin A. Young

April 19, 1962 — February 9, 2021

YOUNG, Kevin A., age 58, of Dayton, formerly of York, PA passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Kevin was born April 19, 1962 in Baltimore, MD to Cornelius and Juliette (Burney) Young. He graduated high school in Falls Church, Virginia, and began his distinguished career with the Marine Corps. Kevin enlisted from 1980-1991, serving as a Bulk Fuel Specialist, Recruiter, and Marksman Instructor; and was awarded numerous commendations, including, the Good Conduct Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. It was while he served as a recruiter that Kevin met the love of his life and future wife Tracy Beck. Following his assignment with the Marines he went on to get his BA from Phoenix University. In his second career Kevin worked for the USPS, where his military background proved useful for making numerous Post Offices more efficient. He and his family traveled the country wherever he was needed, making many friends along the way. Kevin had the distinct honor as being the first African-American to become Postmaster for the city of Spartanburg, SC. In 2018 he retired as Postmaster of the Dayton region. He had an adventurous spirit and a love of travel, always taking the road less traveled. Kevin always put others before himself, a trait which made him numerous friends, many of whom were spread out all over the country, but all of whom were dear to him. Many thought of Kevin as a mentor and leader, as he was always one to help guide others in life. He was a devoted family man who loved nothing more than to spend time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Kevin is preceded in death by his parents, Cy and Judy; and firstborn son Kevin Antonio Young Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Tracy; children, Tiffany (Charles) Cannon, Antonio Young, and Witlee Young; grandchildren, Titan Young, Charlee Cannon, and Rhea Young; sister, Tonya Cary; brother Stephan Young; beloved dog Max; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

A private family service will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

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