Arthur “Art” L. Young, 67

May 29, 2022

Arthur “Art” L. Young, Lititz, passed away Sunday morning, May 29, at home after a strong-willed and courageous battle against chronic health issues of many years. He was 67.

Born in Brickerville, he was the son of the late J. Howard and Minerva (Adams) Young. He is survived by his sister, Charlotte Bauman (wife of the late Mark Bauman), Manheim; brother Terry (& Linda) Young, Ephrata; sister-in-law Letitia Young (wife of late brother Gerald “Jack” Young), Manheim; nephew Troy (& Jeseen) Bauman, Lititz; niece Cynthia Dinger, Palmyra; niece Tracey (& Charles) Ruzicka, Cooper, Texas; niece Terri (& Larry) Beiler, Manheim; niece Tina (& Duane) Ness, York; nephew Daniel (& Abigail) Young, Sinking Spring; and nephew David (& Erin) Young, Lancaster; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

An avid outdoorsman, kayaker, bicyclist and hiker, Art was a member of the Lancaster Hiking Club for over 20 years, whose members he considered as his second family. Many weekends were spent traversing and tenting in national and state parks, and organizing and participating in Hiking Club events and social gatherings.

Art had a passion for Native American culture and history. He considered one of his most important contributions to recognizing indigenous peoples in Lancaster County his years’ long restoration and caretaking of a forgotten grave site of a Conestoga Indian couple from the late 1700s. Art’s project to restore dignity and sacredness to this site was featured in LNP’s The Scribbler column:

Art worked as a pressman for 27 years at R. R. Donnelly, Lancaster, before health issues forced an early retirement in 2012.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held for Arthur (Art) Lee Young at 2 PM on Sat., Oct. 8. 2022, on the weekend of Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day as he requested, at the Native American gravesite that Art refurbished and maintained for a number of years on the Kreider Farms Homestead, Manheim, PA. Art passed away late this spring on May 29, 2022.
Attendees should park in the lot of Kreider Farms Milk & Ice Cream Processing Plant, 286 Doe Run Rd., Manheim, where a shuttle will be available to transport guests to the field’s edge. There will be no parking available along the lane that leads to the field from Doe Run Rd. Please plan to arrive early, at least by 1:45 PM, to have enough time to be transported to the site and be seated. Casual, comfortable dress and walking/hiking shoes are necessary, as the site is accessed by a few minutes’ walk on a grassy aisleway at the edge of the field. The ceremony will be held under a large tent, rain or shine.
A time of remembrances and stories from family and friends will substitute for a eulogy. Anyone attending is invited to voice remembrances of Art, how he may have impacted their lives, or other stories or comments. If preferred, for those who can’t attend and want to share remembrances, or for those attending who would rather someone else read a written statement for them, they are welcome to email and those remembrances will be read during that part of the program.
There will be light refreshments and desserts afterward to continue fellowshipping together.

Memorial donations in his honor may be sent to assist Art’s vision for a pavilion/gathering place for the Lancaster Hiking Club and may be mailed to: Lancaster Hiking Club Pavilion Fund, P.O Box 7922, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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Condolences to the Family

August 05, 2022

Your visits to The Turquoise Bears Emporium in Elizabethtown will be missed.  We’ve been friends for many years, our in depth discussions about local American Indians, the gravesite your poured your heart and energy into was a mutual interest. Your life impacted and touched so many, your life made a difference in this world.  Those that were blessed enough to know Arthur will remember his gentle presence, his deep humility and his passion to honor those who he felt drawn to such as the couple from the 1700’s that he devoted so much of himself in  an effort give dignity to at their burial site.  May he eternally Rest In Peace, his memory will forever be a blessing.

June 05, 2022

I’m so glad sandy and I got to spend quality time with you over the last few months.  Always enjoyed our talks and the stories we shared.   I will miss you very much..

June 04, 2022

Art was an amazing man and Chet and I were priveledged to know him and spend time with him. We enjoyed hearing his passion for the Native Americans. He was a great grounds keeper for the gravesite of the Indian couple that was buried in the meadow of Kreider Farms. In the end he showed us all what a brave and courageous man he was as he faced death head on. He is a friend who will be greatly missed. Love, Chet abd Sharon Beiler 

Saturday, October 08, 2022
2:00 PM
Native American gravesite (Parking at Kreider Farms)
286 Doe Run Rd.
Manheim, PA
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