Allan B. Youngs of Sag Harbor Dies May 25 - 27 East

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Allan B. Youngs of Sag Harbor Dies May 25

authorStaff Writer on Jun 2, 2023

Allan B. Youngs of New Woodstock, New York, died on May 25. He was 90.

Youngs, the third child of the late Agnes and Birdsey Youngs, was born in Greenport on October 9, 1932, and is best remembered for his care of family and friends, helping others, writing poetry and prose, story-telling, the education of young people, history, and growing flowers and vegetables.

After graduating from Cincinnatus High School in 1950, and attending Albany State Teacher’s College for one year, he joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany during the Korean Conflict as a company clerk and military police officer. On his return to the United States, he married Rita (nee Clendenning) in November 1958 and moved to Long Island to start a 47-year banking career.

He served for 40-plus years with Lion’s Club service organizations in Sag Harbor and, in his retirement, for the Cazenovia club. He taught Sunday School at the Hamptons Alliance Church, and served in leadership capacities there. He was the founding president of the Sag Harbor Youth Center, among other organizations.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “To laugh often and much, to win … the affection of children, … to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived …” is a sentiment Youngs embraced wholeheartedly.

He was predeceased by his son David Youngs; brothers Richard (Dick) Youngs and Birdsey (Bud) Youngs Jr.; and sister Winifred (Winnie) Jacobs.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rita Youngs; and children Carol, Ruth and James Youngs; his grandson Sean Estler; close friends Frank and Linda Bonaccorso; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, June 10, at the First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus, New York, where he and Rita were married and had many longtime friends. The service will start at 4 p.m., followed by refreshments in the fellowship hall.

Family and friends will gather at the Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor on June 12, starting at 10 a.m., with an informal service at 11 a.m., led by Frank Bonaccorso.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory are suggested for the First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus, 2608 Baptist Ave, Cincinnatus, NY 13040, or the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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