George Young

Born: Tue., Sep. 25, 1934
Died: Wed., Dec. 18, 2013

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Tue., Jan. 14, 2014
Location: Lake Oconee Community Church

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Herman George Young, age 79, of Greensboro, Georgia, died on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, GA.  Born in Queens, NY on September 25, 1934, he was the son of the late Herman George and Evelyn Ruth Glier Young.  He graduated from Brooklyn Tech, then received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Long Island University.  He later received his Master’s Degree from Columbia University.  George joined the Army in 1952, where he was stationed in El Paso, Texas, working on the Nike Missile Program.  After being honorably discharged, George was a minor league pitcher for the New York Giants.  For 34 years he worked for Grumman Aerospace in Bethpage, New York, where he proudly supported a myriad of Grumman products including Apollo Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) Program, F-14 Tomcat, EA-6B Prowler, A-6 Intruder, E2-C Hawkeye, Space Shuttle Wings, Gulfstream G1 and G2, EF-111A Raven, and X-29.  He rose through the technical ranks, eventually retiring as Deputy Director of Manufacturing Technology Operations in 1994.  After relocating to Reynolds Plantation, George worked at Reynolds Landing as a Golf Course Advisor and valued the many friendships he made there.  George was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed golfing, gardening, walking his dogs, and going to the beach.

George was predeceased by his first wife, Anne Young. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Nancy Lee Young; a daughter, Tauni Mokarry and husband Keith of Monroe, CT; two sons, Larry Young and his wife Anne of Massapequa, NY and Jeremy Young and his wife Susan of Massapequa, NY; step-daughter, Jennifer Kiehl of Woodstock, GA; sister, Marge Stahley and her husband Edward of Massapequa, NY; brother, Robert, Florida; eleven grandchildren, an extended number of relatives, and many friends.

The family will have a celebration of his life on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at the Lake Oconee Community Church.  His wife requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations  be made to Oconee Regional Humane Society, 6350 Lake Oconee Parkway #102, Greensboro, GA 30642 (706) 454-1508.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest  register.


Charitable donations may be made in George's memory to the following organization:

Oconee Regional Humane Society
6350 Lake Oconee Parkway #102, Greensboro, GA 30642
Tel: (706) 454-1508

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Regina Mead
   Posted Tue December 24, 2013
My heart and prayers are with you...

Jeff & Pearl Thorpe
   Posted Tue December 24, 2013
Jeff and I have lost a dear friend. Our prayers are with you this Christmas.

Bill and Amy Stokes
   Posted Tue December 24, 2013
Our condolences to you, Nancy and the rest of the family. Our prayers are with you.

Marilyn and Jerry Cavanaugh
   Posted Wed December 25, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

John Leveillee
   Posted Wed December 25, 2013
So sorry for your loss. As one of George's co-workers, I will miss him. My prayers to you and your family.

Gilbert and Mae Ellen Friedenreich
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Joy & AJ Warner
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
Our thoughts are with with you. What a great guy!

Joan (Glier) & Joe Hughes
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

John Glier
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
So sorry to hear this news of George's passing. Our condolences to his family and friends, from John Glier&Vicki Woodward, and all his cousins on the Glier side.

   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
What a loss to you Nancy, as well as all his friends. George was a TRUE GENTLEMAN and a dear friend to me.

Dave Dial
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
I only knew George from our interaction on the course at Reynolds Landing, but I was really fond of him. What a good guy who always greeted me with a warm smile, hearty handshake and usually a friendly slap on the back. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bill Velia
   Posted Sun January 05, 2014
George brought to the workplace (Grumman - deputy director) a high standard of regards for those that worked for him. a truly giving person in all aspects of his life.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family as I'm sure he will deeply missed.

Tom & Pam Aversa
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. George was a great guy...we always enjoyed his wit and humor on the golf course. We'll miss him!

Pete and Kathy Stephan
   Posted Tue January 14, 2014
Our prayers are with you. We enjoyed our short time knowing George.