Vernate Howard Young, Sr. a longtime resident of New Rochelle departed this life January 23, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Born January 11, 1923 to Wattie and Josephine (Frazier) Young in Eckman, W.VA. After graduating school in Radford, VA he served honorably in the U.S. Army. Worked many years in the construction industry. A member of Mt. Olive AME Methodist Church of Radford, VA. Surviving are sons, Vernate H. Young, Jr., Yonkers, NY and Vincent Young, Mt. Vernon, NY.; a brother, Alton Curtis Young of New Rochelle; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a special niece, Dorothy Johnson along with other nieces, nephews, cousins and others. Predeceased by his parents, sister, Catherine Turner, Brothers Willie, Elliott, Sylvester, and Chauncey; and a son, Michael.
Family to receive friends Thursday, 7-9pm Barney T. McClanahan Funeral Home,Inc. 30 Winthrop Ave.,New Rochelle. Funeral Friday, 10am St. Catherine AME Zion Church, 19 Lincoln Ave., New Rochelle. Intement V.A. Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY.