SAMUEL J. YOUNG Mechanicsville Obituary

SAMUEL J. YOUNG

<p>Samuel J. Young was born into a family of Irish immigrants in 1929 in Irish Harlem in Manhattan. He contracted spinal meningitis as a toddler and was later diagnosed deaf from the sickness. Sam had an older sister, Mary Caracciolo, and younger brother, Tom Young. Their mother died unexpectedly at the age of 33 from blood poisoning, leading his father to send them back to Ireland to be cared for by their aunt and uncle. The siblings returned back to New York 3 years later and were sent to orphanages since their new stepmother did not want to care for them. All three children made it on their own. Sam attended St. Josephs school for the deaf, and his father died when he was 17 years old.</p><p><br></p><p>Sam grew up a lover of baseball—especially the New York Yankees. He would often laugh at his walk-on tryouts for the Yankees where he struck out ten times. In his boy hood, he was honored to meet Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth.</p><p><br></p><p>Sam had difficulty finding work as a deaf man. He traveled often and eventually met his wonderful wife, Dorothy, in Houma Louisiana. They were married in 1953 and had three children - Mary, Sam and Tim.</p><p><br></p><p>Sam was among many deaf who worked as linotype operator in the 1960s. Since these machines were so loud, the deaf were able to tolerate the noise over hearing individuals. This was a good paying profession.</p><p><br></p><p>In the late 1970s and early 80s Sam received gospel tracts from his other deaf co-workers. The Lord was preparing his heart. In the mid 1980s he and his wife went to a service to see deaf evangelist Reggie Rempel. Both Sam and Dorothy trusted in Christ during this time. Sam was overjoyed that both his brother Tom and sister Mary both trusted Christ as Savior around this same time as well. Sam and Dorothy faithfully attended deaf services at Independent Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Alexandria. Most recently, Sam attended Calvary Baptist Church with his son Sammy.</p><p><br></p><p>Sam is remembered for displaying friendliness and love to all he met. He truly knew how to make others feel special. He had a great sense of humor, which was one of his favorite ways to communicate with others. He had his own way to ensure the hearing could understand his signs. He loved it when people would go out of their way to sign to him -- or try to sign to him.</p><p><br></p><p>Sam leaves he and Dorothy’s three children, Mary (Gary) James, Samual Young Jr., and Tim (Brenda) Young, as well as his 9 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.</p><p><br></p><p>Sam Young loved displaying his love for Christ. He boldly displayed his faith with hats and clothing that said he loved Jesus. He loved to show his love for his Savior. All the family knew this love for Christ was evident. He had a story-book life, and not one of us would be surprised if the first words he may have ever heard since becoming deaf were “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”</p><p><br></p><p>Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 for visitation from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.; service to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment to follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman Beantown Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
April 2, 1929 - February 6, 202404/02/192902/06/2024
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Bryan and Shelly Young
February 22
There are so many precious and cherished memories of Uncle Buddy. Bryan, myself and all our kiddos loved our time with him. He always made our hearts feel so full , he allowed us to truly feel grateful for all we had ! Everyone of our kids always wanted to learn sign lan... Continue Reading
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Nancy Alexander
February 22
With love from Tom Young

“My Brother” who we all called Uncle Buddy, gave me my first start in life. I used his name to join the Navy at the age of 15. While in the Navy, he helped me on 2 occasions to make payments on my 1949 Mercury. When we were children, he was alw...
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Collin young
February 22
One of my fondest memories of Uncle Buddy we were all in the white Volkswagen van and everyone was talking quite noisy and all of a sudden Uncle Buddy reached over and turned the music up on the radio and there was complete silence in the van except for the music playing... Continue Reading
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Nancy Alexander
February 21
Uncle Buddy’s smile spoke volumes of what a good, kind, honorable man he was. Every time you saw him he made you feel special and he was glad to see you. He touched all our lives and will live in our hearts forever. Rest In Peace Dear Uncle Buddy.
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Nancy Alexander
February 15
Uncle Buddy touched so many lives and will live in our hearts forever. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Nancy

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Nancy Alexander
February 15
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Pete Caracciolo
February 13
Samuel Young. My heart goes out to the Young family. My earliest recollection of Samuel Young was not Uncle Sam, but Uncle Buddy. I never knew why he was called Uncle Buddy.
But as years went on, he became a Buddy to me. I loved sitting with him, learning to sign with th...
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Vic Caracciolo
February 13
The times I spent with my uncle Samuel / uncle Buddy I remember him as a very loving and gentle man. If I was trying to talk with him and not really knowing how to sign, he would give me the attention to understand what I was trying to say, I also saw him as a vert prote... Continue Reading
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Dena Caracciolo
February 12
To know Uncle Buddy was to love him. He had a unique way of making you feel extra special. You were always greeted with a smile and good joke. You will be missed but never forgotten. ❤️ Dena Caracciolo
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Moira Stephens
February 12
My Uncle Buddy as we called him could light up a room with his smile. He always carried a little notebook and pen or pencil in the pocket of his shirt so he could communicate with me and others that did not know how to sign. I love how he my Mom, Mary and my Uncle Tommy... Continue Reading