Mrs. Irene Young of the town of Oppenheim, passed from this life into glory on November 13, 2012.
Irene was born on May 28, 1924, in Gloversville, N.Y., 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 in the Lassellsville-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, N.Y. and Charles and Diane Wagar of St. Johnsville; stepson, Richard and Jan Young of Texas; a stepdaughter-in-law, Dora Young of Michigan; a brother, Melvin and Lou Rector of Florida; grandsons, Donald Wagar of Gloversville, Matthew M. Wagar of Boston, Benjamin M. Wagar of Brunswick, and Curt Young of Michigan; stepgrandsons, 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 stepson, Robert Young of Zeeland, Michigan.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012, at noon at the House of Bread, Park Place, St. Johnsville, N.Y. Burial will be in Michael Cemetery, Lassellsville, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Salvation Army, 10 Spring Street, P.O. Box 608, Gloversville, NY or Little Lambs Inc. John and Eileen Sala Ministry, P.O. 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 www.robertsandene.com.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Brian A. Roberts of the Roberts & Enea Funeral Home, 3 Faville Avenue, Dolgeville, NY.