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Elizabeth H. Youngs

October 6, 2021

Elizabeth H. YoungsElizabeth H. Youngs, 95, of Clayton and formerly of New Jersey, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Hospice of Jefferson County, Watertown.

Elizabeth was born June 17, 1926 in Trenton, NJ, daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Mergel) Himmelsbach. She graduated from Pennington High School in 1944 and from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1946. She also received the Ikebana Certificate for Flower Arrangement. In 1968 Elizabeth went back to school and received a two year degree from Mercer Community College in Trenton. She became a computer programmer and worked for Educational Testing Service, Prudential Insurance, Chubb, and General Business Service, all in NJ.

She married Allan R. Youngs May 21, 1946 in Trenton and he died March 31, 2010.

Elizabeth was active in the West Trenton (NJ) and Cranford (NJ) Garden Clubs and in golf groups in Trenton, Cranford, and Clayton (NY). She was president of the Genealogy Society of Westfield (NJ) and founder of the Hanson Park Conservancy of Cranford. In Clayton she was co-chair of the 1st Antique Boat Show parades.

Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Carolyn G. Youngs, Clayton and son Jay A. Youngs, Waretown, NJ; one nephew David Himmelsbach and his family; and numerous cousins. Along with her husband, Allan, she was predeceased by her brother Jacob Himmelsbach.

A graveside service will be held in Clayton Cemetery on Monday, October 25, at 10 AM. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers please send all donations to the Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton, NY 13624.


#3 Maria Marinari-sypek 2021-10-09 15:40
Carolyn &Jay, so sorry to hear of Mom’s passing. She was so wonderful, full of style and Grace. She and your Dad were wonderful friends to my parents. They opened a world of new experiences to them and to our whole family. My fondest memories were our summers in Clayton. You both were wonderful to her and she loved you to pieces. She was a strong and independent women and a wonderful role model. Love to you both.
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#2 David Himmelsbach 2021-10-08 14:01
Carolyn and Jay,
So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a regal lady and really cared about you two. I am happy for the times we had together over the years, especially at the old house in Clayton, plus family times in New Jersey. My family and I will miss her.
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#1 Deborah Fitzgerald 2021-10-08 11:46
Carolyn and Jay-

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. We all had so many wonderful times together over the years and a lot
of memories. She will be greatly missed.
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