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Mark James Young

October 1, 1958 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Mark Young Obituary

On October 1, 1958, Mark James Young was born to James Clifford Young Jr. and Shirley Mae Young. He was the youngest of three children, Sheryl, aka (Shirty) and Debbie, aka (Bubba), his big sisters who he loved very much...

They enjoyed their times swimming in their pool and visiting their grandparents John B. West and Helen (Nanny). He adored his father and grandfather, watching everything they would build and how they did it. He emulated this in his own life with his own children and grandchildren. His mother was very dear to him until his last day here.

He grew up in Chino, where he attended grade school where he met and maintained many friends until this day. He graduated from Chino High and attended college at Chaffey. He followed in his parent's footsteps and joined GTE, where he stayed for 25 years then moving finally to Verizon and Kaise IT, where he retired.

After meeting his love, they were married in 1979. In 1980, Mark Jr. was born and soon to follow, Joseph John in 1981 and finally Sarah Marie, in 1983 to complete their little family. 

Mark was a once in a lifetime kind of soul. His love of life and his adventurous spirit were exhilarating. He loved his animals especially his kitties ZiZig (Ziggy). He woke every morning singing and happy until cancer took that from him. He spoke in many voices and characters. All of our animals had voices and personalities. He made up characters on the C.B. and people thought they were real people. He made us all happy, laughing all the time.

If you were down, Mark made it his mission to make you laugh. He was our sunshine. He took great pride in his family, being a Mentor, Father, Teacher to his wife, his children, and grandchildren and even his nieces and nephews. He took every opportunity to mentor, teaching life lessons, morals, principals and ethics to all his family.

Mark had many hobbies. One was talking on the C.B. Radio, where he met the love of his life. They would spend many nights in Skipland talking with others, even some from different countries. Mark was the Pinto Kid and Robin was Widdly Tinks. His other passion was camping which he loved from his childhood. The family would go camping and sit in the cab of the truck.

His Grandpap was pretty famous for saying (Jim, what do them damm bears eat?), which became infamous from that day forward. He carried these camping traditions and adventurous spirit on to his children and grandchildren. He would take everyone on these great hikes looking for wood to chop and build a fire with. He wanted to visit every National Park.

Cooking was another one of Marks pastimes. He loved grilling and BBQing. He made the BEST Smash burgers and the absolute BEST Beef Jerky, which everyone loved especially his grandson. He excelled at everything he did from mechanics to cooking to music. He thought himself how to play guitar and he was quite talented. He loved woodwork like his father and combined it with leather tooling and was quite talented at that too.

Anyone who knows Mark knows his favorite pastime was singing and Karaoke any time of day. He sometimes wouldn't have happy people when he started singing at 6am.

He loved teaching his granddaughter to sing at 2 or 3 "Sweet Caroline" and she was amazing. We were very lucky to have him to sing to us for as long as he did.

 I know he would say "Don't cry everyone, let's go back to the house and Karaoke!"

Mark was my True Love, my person, my best friend my best half. He was my angel sent from God. The minute I heard his voice I fell in love. I knew from that very young age I had found my forever love, my soulmate for eternity.

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March 11, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St Joseph Catholic Church (North Shore Drive, Big Bear Lake)

Recitation of the Rosary
March 11, 2024

12:30 PM
St Joseph Catholic Church (North Shore Drive, Big Bear Lake)

Funeral Mass
March 11, 2024

1:00 PM
St Joseph Catholic Church (North Shore Drive, Big Bear Lake)


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