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Peter A. Young

Peter Young Albany- Peter Young, born in Buffalo, NY on September 7th, 1957 to Dr. Owen and Ethel Young. Peter passed peacefully in Albany, NY on April 25th, 2020 at the age of 62. He was a graduate of Kenmore West High School and Hartwick College. Peter spent most of his career in the hospitality industry, first throughout the country and later in Albany. He found joy in working with people - seeking to help his fellow colleagues. Peter cared for his employees, giving them rides to and from work if needed. Anyone who knew him could tell that he was smart, trustworthy and had a great sense for business. Peter had an unending love for Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks where he spent summers as a child and adult. He spent some of his happiest days fishing with his daughters and improving and maintaining the camp that his father built. Pete loved to sail the wild winds of Raquette on a Sunfish and passed on the thrill of sailing to his daughters. Peter brought intensity to much of his life. He was a star soccer athlete in High School and a fervent fan of the Buffalo Bills (sometimes hard to love), Buffalo Sabres (a little easier to love), and of his daughters Rebecca and Katie’s soccer careers. Peter had a strong sense of social justice and generosity – he had an undeniably big heart and those close to him knew him as a funny and charming man who wanted the best for others and himself. Peter died peacefully in his home with his family at his side. His family is grateful to the Community Hospice which aided in his care and comfort. He is survived by the love of his life, Cindy, daughters Rebecca Young Vincent (Andrew Vincent), and Kate Young Coppa (John Coppa), and grandson, Henry Owen Vincent. He also leaves behind his siblings and their families, Christine, Dave (Barb), Beth (Paul), and Jan (Peter), as well as brother in law Chris Birdsall (Patty), cousin Jeffrey (Robin), Aunt Marion, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A private memorial service is planned with his immediate family. Please send letters and remembrances of Peter to his daughter, Kate Young Coppa at kateyoung9@gmail.com or 1935 Federal Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the very deserving Raquette Lake Fire Department - mail checks to RLFD, PO Box 160, Raquette Lake, NY 13436.

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He was my best friend. A giant in the world of friendships. A loving, selfless guy who taught me lots of things. I could fill a book with stories of times spent with Peter. Although I didn't see him much in our adult lives, it didn't matter. The memories from our younger years were so powerful that it did not diminish our friendship. I have always been a Peter Young fan...I was also a Dr. Young fan. He was good to us as teens and I think he genuinely liked our craziness. it's hard to summarize a life like Peter's. I don't even remember how I met him but we were fast friends. I greatly enjoyed learning about his fondness for big band music. That was new to me. We double-dated for our Senior Prom and spent the post-party at Doncaster. We were together in the car that missed the road, flew off the embankment and sunk in the pond. His quick thinking was the reason the car door was opened for us to escape. We spent lots of time at Raquette Lake. What an experience together, sailing, skiing and just being bums. He will always be my friend and I shall never forget him.

John Rizzo May 14 2020 12:00 AM

He was my best friend. A giant in the world of friendships. A loving, selfless guy who taught me lots of things. I could fill a book with stories of times spent with Peter. Although I didn't see him much in our adult lives, it didn't matter. The memories from our younger years were so powerful that it did not diminish our friendship. I have always been a Peter Young fan...I was also a Dr. Young fan. He was good to us as teens and I think he genuinely liked our craziness. it's hard to summarize a life like Peter's. I don't even remember how I met him but we were fast friends. I greatly enjoyed learning about his fondness for big band music. That was new to me. We double-dated for our Senior Prom and spent the post-party at Doncaster. We were together in the car that missed the road, flew off the embankment and sunk in the pond. His quick thinking was the reason the car door was opened for us to escape. We spent lots of time at Raquette Lake. What an experience together, sailing, skiing and just being bums. He will always be my friend and I shall never forget him.

John Rizzo May 14 2020 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Pete. My younger brother, partner in so many adventures, some fantastic, some not so, but always memorable. My wedding best man, a guy with a big appetite for life (including roast corn yes, I once watched you eat 12 ear in one sitting - and just about any meal that had big flavor), so many dreams some achieved, some not, but always a genuine human - with all the positives and frailties that come with that condition. I have a strong feeling that your final journey was a good one and that you and dad can finally root the Bills and Sabres on to championships. Perhaps you can work some magic up there to tip the scales. And, of course, give Mom a hug as well! We think about you all the time and miss you all.

Dave Young May 12 2020 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Pete. My younger brother, partner in so many adventures, some fantastic, some not so, but always memorable. My wedding best man, a guy with a big appetite for life (including roast corn yes, I once watched you eat 12 ear in one sitting - and just about any meal that had big flavor), so many dreams some achieved, some not, but always a genuine human - with all the positives and frailties that come with that condition. I have a strong feeling that your final journey was a good one and that you and dad can finally root the Bills and Sabres on to championships. Perhaps you can work some magic up there to tip the scales. And, of course, give Mom a hug as well! We think about you all the time and miss you all.

Dave Young May 12 2020 12:00 AM

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