COREA – Arvid W. Young, 71, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, with family by his side in Bangor. Arvid was born May 25, 1940, in Corea, to Clifford and Sara (Faulkingham) Young, with his grandmother serving as midwife.
He lived all his life in Corea with the exception of 10 years while in the U.S. Coast Guard. He graduated from Sumner Memorial High School in 1958. Arvid was very proud of his sea and lighthouse duty. His last duty station was Bass Harbor Head Light Station, McKinley, as a boatswain’s mate first class petty officer. As a young boy Arvid was taught lobster fishing by his father and after his service in the Coast Guard returned to the trade for a time. Later, with his brothers, Vin and Colby, he founded Young’s Brothers Co. For the next 30 years they earned the reputation of master boat builders, shipping more than 500 vessels up and down the east and west coasts and Alaska. In his free time Arvid also enjoyed fishing and racing his 45′ Young’s Brothers lobster boat he built for himself.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Young of Corea; children, Randy and his significant other, Lisa, of Bucksport, and grandchildren, Leanne, Heather and Randy, and Zachary and Lisa, Tracy Crabtree and husband, Jeff, of Franklin, and grandchildren, Dustin and Sara; Kelly of Bristol, Conn., and Travis of Buxton; brother, Colby Young and Nana of Corea, and nephews, Leonard and Colby Jr. and nieces, Marcia and Nancy; sister-in-law, Laverna Young of Scarborough; stepchildren, Margaret Holler and Shawn of Ellsworth, and grandchildren, Hannah, Rachel, Samuel and Eli, Richard Graves and Erikka of St. Paul, Minn., and grandchildren, Thomas and Jack; great-grandsons, Issac and Colby Simmons; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and special nephew, Michael Light and his wife, Tammy, and their children, Chris and Kerry. Arvid was predeceased by his parents; and twin brother, Arvin.
A graveside committal is scheduled 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Corea Cemetery, Corea, with Pastor Charles Kelley officiating. A potluck will be held immediately after the ceremony at 41 Cranberry Point Road, Corea. Remembrance donations may be sent to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Services are under the direction of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge.