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Benjamin F. Young 1949-2020

BRACEVILLE — Benjamin F. Young, age 70, of Braceville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

He was born on Nov. 23, 1949, in Roaring Springs, Pa., the son of the late Clair Eugene Young and Leeda Mae Thomas Young.

Ben married the love of his life, Wanda Lee Rood, on Nov. 11, 1972, and they enjoyed 47 years of marriage together.

Ben lived in Braceville for over 50 years, formerly of Howland and Windham. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Local No. 18 Operating Engineering Union in Cleveland for over 35 years before retiring in 2008. Ben was a member of Braceville Christian Church for many years and the Newton Falls Masonic Lodge No. 462. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards, eating chocolate chip cookies and watching movies with John Wayne in them.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Joe Smolka.

Ben is survived by his wife, Wanda L. Young of Braceville; daughters, April Young of Braceville and Heather (Craig) Robinson of Champion; son, Andrew (Tricia) Young of Hiram; his sister, Teresa Smolka of Liberty; his brother, Randall (Bonnie) Young of Braceville; and eight grandchildren: Alexander, Audora, Ashton, Sophia, Ava, Mae, Jay and Wesley.

Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. The family has requested that all donations please be made in his memory to the Braceville Christian Church, 4387 Church Street SW, Newton Falls, OH 44444.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home 8 East Broad Street Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330) 872-5440. Family and friends may view Ben’s obituary online or to send condolences, please visit us at www.jamesfuenralhomeinc.com.

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