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Memorial for Edward Young

Born in Canton, ME on Oct. 22, 1944
Departed on Dec. 15, 2017 and resided in Goffstown, NH.
Service: Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
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Pastor Edward Bryan Young of Goffstown, NH went home to be with his Lord on Friday, December 15, 2017. He was born on October 22, 1944 in Canton, Maine to Edward Bryan Young and Mary Ellen Young (Pulkinen). Ed grew up in Livermore, Maine and completed his high school education at the Leavitt Institute in Turner, Maine. He went on to graduate from Leland Powers School of Radio and Television Communication in Boston, MA and the Bible Institute of New England in St. Johnsbury, VT.
Ed was a caring father, affectionate grandfather and dedicated husband. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of more than fifty years, Elva Adeline Young; their sons, Aaron, Bryan (Melissa Young), and Scott (Laurie Young); four grandchildren, Connor, Jewel, Ethan, and Jaden; and four siblings, Sandra Caldwell, Alanna Olivadoti, Lisa Cole, and Arnie Pulkinen.
He was known by most as “Pastor Ed”. He ministered and served in various capacities during his lifetime. He was the pastor of Middleton Gospel Chapel in Middleton, NH; First Baptist Church of Goffstown in Goffstown, NH; First Congregational Church, Douglas MA; and Goffstown Christian Fellowship in Goffstown, NH. He was the chaplain of Hillsborough County Nursing Home and the Hillsborough County Jail in Hillsborough, NH. Ed was the founder of Teen Challenge Wilderness Program in Waterville, NH. He served in a leadership role with the Billy Graham Association. Ed served several summers as the camp pastor at Camp Good News in Charlestown, NH. He was a published playwright and directed and performed in various stage productions throughout his life.
Edward Young will be remembered as a man who truly cared about and accepted others with no pretenses, with no strings attached, and with no expectation for return. He cultivated deep relationships with others and took on a mentor role in the lives of many. His dedication to relationships motivated him to lead prison Bible studies, make hospital visits, officiate meaningful ceremonies, and meet the tangible needs of others including opening up his home to individuals in need. Ed was a gifted teacher of God’s word and a humble servant to the various congregations that he led. He truly lived what he preached on Sundays, and his legacy will be lived out for years to come by all those who loved him.
The Young family welcomes you to his Celebration of Life service at Shiloh Community Church, 55 Edmond Street, Manchester, NH on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at 2pm. Fellowship time will occur following the service.

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