Chief Master Sgt. James E. Young, retired, 81, slipped away peacefully, with his family at his bedside.
He was born on July 28, 1933, in Hamilton, Ohio, to proud parents, Pleas and Viola (Bolser) Young; both preceded him in death; along with siblings, Bud Young, Frank Young, Marie and Irene; a grandchild, Sarah Young.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Air Force with 23 years of service, retiring with the the rank of E-9 chief master sergeant; he received many awards and commendations.
James is survived by his wife, Joella M. (Serrano) Young; a brother, Bill Young; sons, Kelly (Rose) Young and Jim (Colleen) Young; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way.
James lived and worked for many years in Costa Rica assisting veterans with their medical needs and helping widows of veterans receive benefits.
He was a member of the American Legion - PUFL, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the TAN SON Nhut Association.
James enjoyed flying, he had his pilot's license; stock car and drag racing; fishing and boating; but his biggest joy was spending quality time with family whom he loved and cherished dearly.
Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel. Inurnment Roselawn Cemetery.