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Daniel L. Young

February 5, 1949 - January 18, 2021

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home Hessling Funeral Home

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Daniel Leroy Young, 71, of Honesdale, died on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, NY. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Linda M. Potter. The couple married on August 23, 1975.

Born on February 5, 1949 in Honesdale, he was the son of the late Henry and Alzina (Brown) Young. He began his education in Germany while his father was serving in the military. He was a graduate of Honesdale High School, class of 1967. Following high school, he immediately enlisted in the US Air Force serving during the Vietnam War from 1967 until his honorable discharge in 1971.

Dan began working at ChromaTube in White Mills. He later worked along side his great friend George Rauschmeier at Rauschmeier/Young Painting and Screen Printing. A “Jack of all trades,” he also worked for Karti Sales, Zimmer Surveying and Assoc. and then retired from Gentex Corporation. He had a great relationship with Harold Sullum who he worked with frequently screen printing.

He had a tremendous love for his family and friends. He had a great love for the outdoors. He enjoyed sitting back and watching the wildlife in his retirement and spending time with his family by the pool.

Also surviving is his daughter Jennifer Swanson-Weist and her husband Brian Weist of Honesdale; his sons Thomas Swanson of Honesdale and Daniel Swanson of Pittsburgh, PA; his sister Alice Gill and husband Thomas of Wilkes-Barre Twp. and Martha Briggs of Prompton. Also surviving are his grandchildren Lars Swanson, Alyssa Corcoran, Brianna Weist and Elizabeth Williams; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved uncle, Oliver Brown.

Friends may visit Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale on Friday, 4 to 7. All attending are required to wear a mask and be brief when paying their respects to maintain social distancing. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of his family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave. New York, NY 10065 or at https://giving.mskcc.org/