Phillip Young

Obituary of Phillip Leonard Young

PHILLIP L. YOUNG, 78, of Niles, Michigan passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. 

Phil was born to the late Eugene and Marjorie Young (nee Holmgren) on October 25, 1943 in Niles.

He was a 1962 graduate of Niles High School and a 1967 graduate of Ferris State University with a degree in Pharmacy.  Phil served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was deployed to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany.  He returned to the states on leave to marry Tamara (nee Reaves) on February 14, 1970, before the couple returned to Germany to begin their lives together. Upon returning to the states from Germany, they settled briefly in Algonac, Michigan and for 10 years in Knox, Indiana, before returning to Niles for the remainder of his life.  Phil worked for a number of pharmacies in the Michiana area before retiring from Martin’s Pharmacy Heritage Square in 2012 after a 45-year career.  He was regarded highly by his colleagues and thought of warmly by his customers. He is a former member of the Niles Chapter of Rotary International. Phil enjoyed golfing, birding, working in his yard, and sports, with a particular passion for Formula 1 racing.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, Tamara, he is survived by his sister Susan (Jim) Gourlay, son Graham (Shelly)Young, and daughters Jessica Dellinger and Ashley (Damian) Dockery. He also is survived by his four grandchildren (Ramona and Ava Young, and Liam and Gavin Dockery), his four step-grandchildren (Zoe, Grace, AJ, and Sawyer), nephews Tim (Nancy) Gourlay and Darrin (Amy) Gourlay, three great nephews and a great niece.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home in Niles, with a time of visitation held one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Foundation.  . 

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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Saturday
9
July

Public Visitation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155
Saturday
9
July

Memorial Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-1155
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