Azel C. Young, 92, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2015 at Cape Heritage in Sandwich, MA.
A lifetime resident of Falmouth, he was born to Edna (Coggeshall) and Fred Young, Jr., attended the Falmouth Schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1940. After graduation he worked at Lawrence High until entering the Army Air Corp in 1943. Upon his return from the war he worked at Young Motors as the office manager. In 1947 he married Anita W. Manley, they were married for 62 years when she passed away in 2008.
Upon the death of his father Azel took over management of Young Motors. After selling the business he worked in auto sales for White Ford, Drew Ford, Falmouth Ford, Walker VW and Battles until his retirement.
During his lifetime he was active in the Grange rising to State Deputy of Massachusetts Grange; he was also active in the First Congregational Church of Falmouth serving on the board of trustees, board of deacons, as treasurer, superintendent of church school, Stewardship Committee among others. In addition he served on the Falmouth school board, Board of trustee for Oak Grove Cemetery, Lawrence High Scholarship Association, the Barnstable County Public Welfare Association and W.W. Wood Post of the American Legion.
Azel's greatest enjoyment came from doing for others and his early morning walks with John Banner, Paul Olenick, and Larry Creedon; the group was known as the Four Horsemen of Jericho.
Azel is survived by nine nieces and nephews: Christina Young of Mashpee, Raymond Young of Falmouth, Judith Van Buskirk and her husband Philip of Teaticket, Nancy Young of Falmouth, Douglas Bumps of Waquoit, Donald Bumpus of Maryland, Sue Porter and her husband Nick of Lakewood Colorado, Stephanie Star and her husband John of Highland Ranch, Colorado, and Stephen Porter of Regensburg, Germany. He is also survived by four great nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 on Sunday, September 13 at Chapman Cole and Gleason 475 Main Street, Falmouth. Burial will be private.
Memorial Donations may be made to Hope Hospice 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis MA 02601.