Charles McKee Young

Charles McKee Young

May 18, 1947 ‐ April 09, 2021
Charles McKee Young
Birthplace: New Brighton, PA Resided In: Bonita Springs, FLA

Chuck (Mickey) was born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, the son of June A. and Charles N. Young. The family moved to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania where he grew up. He graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1965. In 1969, he graduated from Geneva College in the field of Economics. He was employed with then Society National Bank in Cleveland, primarily in the Trust Department. After completing basic training, he continued employment at Society while attending night school at The Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He graduated from law school in 1973 and was admitted to the Bar in 1974. He continued with his military commitment in the Army Reserves.
Chuck began practicing law as a criminal defense attorney and then transitioned into personal injury as a trial attorney. His career spanned 40 years. He retired in 2012 due to health issues.
Chuck’s hobbies began with teaching himself how to sail, reading the manual while his hand was on the tiller on the lake. He was a golf team member while in high school and college, later joining Lakewood Country Club. He eventually became a power boater and began fishing for walleye and perch. He then joined Rockwell Springs Trout Club to learn the art of fly fishing and tying. Chuck received his 50 year Masonic service emblem in October, 2018. He was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs. He became a Bonita Springs, Florida resident continuing to spend summers in Sandusky, Ohio.
He and his wife Emma Lee (Emmy) were married in July, 1971. Their daughter, Kristen Lee was born in 1983 and was truly the heart and soul of his life. He leaves behind his wife, daughter, relatives and so many friends he has cherished over the years.
Contributions in his name may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or other charity of your choice.
Service information will be provided at a later date.

Guest Comments

Peg Saari
Olnsted Falls, Oh

Emmy and Kristen, I can’t tell you how saddened I am to learn of Chuck’s passing. I worked for him at the Sindell Law Firm after Joe Sindell retired, and then when he went out on his own with Steve Kauffman and Steve Wolkin. We kept in touch for many years, and I could always call him for advice. He was one of the finest men I have ever met, and I am so sorry for your loss.

Ruth Morrow Russell
Beaver, PA

Emmy and Kristen -you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss. Mickey was a great guy —we have so many wonderful memories of our time together at Geneva.

Suzanne Goettman Opalinsky

I am so sorry for your loss. From the obituary, he had an amazing life and you, he and Kristin were the team. Keep those memories in your heart. He was a lot of fun at Geneva and it was nice to reconnect online recently. You are in my prayers.

Vikki Spitzley
Bonita Springs


Our condolences on the loss of your husband Chuck. You are and continue to be in our prayers. Only God knows the why's of our stories. He will show you his mercy and bring you peace. In time may warm memories comfort you.

God Bless,
Steve and Vikki Spitzley
Bonita Springs, Fl

Bob and Sherri Sullivan
Sandusky Ohio

He was a kind and gentle man. May Charlie rest in eternal peace.

John Paul Mahofski
Pocomoke City

I am sorry for your loss, Kristen. He was a great man. I only talked to him once on the phone when you and I were in college, and he taught me something that I use to this day in my career. I found that so amazing that he had that much wisdom to give that he could change someone for the better in five minutes. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Harold and Kathy Cortese
Bonita Springs

Dear Emmy,
We send you and Kristen our heartfelt thoughts and prayers. Knowing Chuck was a gift for us. Your ability to be his amazing support person was, indeed, a beautiful life of love.

Nancy & Peter Leonovicz
Madison Wisconsin

Dear Emmy,
Chuck fought the Great Fight against cancer with the Strength and Continuous Love and Support from YOU! He gave it his all and so did you!
The smile on his face when he spoke of Kristen was evidence of the Joy she brought to your lives.
Peter and I will continue to keep you in our prayers.
Please take care of yourself now.... it’s been a long journey.
Love, Nancy and Peter

LouAnn Redaelli
Westlake, Oh

My heart and prayers go out to you Emmy, Kristen and family.

Diane&Steve Settlage
Bonita Springs

Steve and I send our most sincere condolences and are deeply sorry for your loss.

Linda and Greg Willard
Bonita Springs, Florida

Dearest Emmy,
We are truly sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Greg and I will continue to pray for you and Kristen. Emmy you have had to be one strong woman to help Chuck live the best life possible. Now it is time for you to take care of yourself .
May God bless you,

Linda and Greg

Barbara & Dennis Stone
Bonita Springs, FL

Emmy, we've been so sorry to learn of Chuck's passing. What a brave struggle he's endured. And you, EVERYTHING you could do, you did, lovingly and with such endurance and grace! We hope you both find rest and the peace you so deserve. Much love to you and Kristin, Barb and Dennis

Jim and Donna Stewart
Erieau Ontario

You and Kristen are in our thoughts and prayers. Chuck has fought a hard battle he is now resting in peace. We will miss his kind soul and infectious smile.
Jim and Donna

Mary Muno
Park Ridge, IL

Dear Emmy:
I’m so very sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest sympathy.
Sincerely, Mary

Randy and Patti Stineman

Our deepest sympathy to Emmy and Kristen..
The world was a better place because of our friend
Chuck Young. A kind, caring and sincere man who loved
Life and his family. Our girls went through school together
so We are blessed with many fond memories of Chuck, a “Special Dad”.
We learned so much from our friend.
With great respect and love for a great guy...
Randy and Patti Stineman, Friends

John and Barb Bauer

Emmy, There never seems to be the right words to say. You have our deepest sympathy, and may God bless you and Kristen. You and Chuck are in our prayers. J.B. and Barb

Al larson
Oberlin Ohio

RIP Chuck you will be missed fishing with Tom and I.

Bill & Erline
Sandusky, OH

Sincere condolences to Emmy and Kristen. So pleased were were able to get to know Chuck as a friend and fisherman in the years we have been neighbors in Sandusky. May he rest in peace.

Phyl and Dan Lachowyn
Sandusky, Ohio

So sorry for your loss, Emmy. Chuck always had a smile for everyone.

Stephanie Rosera
Dayton, OH

I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Nancy and I have many, many great memories with you and Emmy. The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains......for every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.

steven r clark

Our thoughts & prayers are with Emmy & Kristin..we were friends since 1969..He was a true friend. He will be missed by so many, Steve&Linda Clark

Ed & Lorraine Cossin
Beaver Falls, PA

One of the good guys is now with the Lord!

Matt Stricker
North Royalton, Ohio

I will miss you Uncle Chuck. Prayers to Aunt Emmy and Kristen. Love you guys.

Louise Evans
Westlake, OH

My condolences to you, Emmy and Kristen. My prayers are with you and your family.