Ruth H. Young

Ruth H. Young, 81, of Lancaster, quietly passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Hospice of Lancaster County, Mt. Joy. She was born in Hazelton, PA to the late Emory and Bertha (Hahn) Houseknecht.

Ruth is survived by her husband J. Herbert Young. They were married in Elizabethtown on May 9, 1954.

Ruth was an active member at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for forty-nine years.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Paul A. Young, husband of Lisa, of Mt. Joy, Philip C. Young, partner of Michael Rockwell, of Lancaster, Mark G. Young, husband of Denise, of Lancaster, six grandchildren, and two nieces.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 31 S. Duke St. Lancaster, PA 17602 on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 11am with Rev. Sadie Pounder officiating. Family will greet friends following the service. Interment will be private in the church memorial garden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Arrangements by the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home 414 E. King St. Lancaster, PA. To send the family online condolences please visit

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Condolences to the Family

Mom, I miss you so much. I can’t imagine you not here but I know in my heart you are better where you are now. I LOVE YOU!! 
Phil and Mike

Dear Herb, Paul, Phil, and Mark,
I am unable to attend the service for Ruth due to my work schedule. I wanted to share some of my fondest memories of your beloved wife and mother. Of course the cookies, I remember begging Phil to go to the kitchen and get some of Bobbin and Ruth’s cookies. They were such a treat to me as a child because my Mom didn’t bake all year long like yours. As an adult on occasions that     Ruth and Herb attended I always asked her to bring the cookies. 
Yard work !!!! How I hated that Phil couldn’t play until the weeds were pulled or whatever chore he had to complete that day. I will always vision her pulling weeds with the metal All bucket.
Paul, do you remember your Mom making you write the word shit 100 times? She sure hated cursing.
Now for Mark, I don’t ever remember you getting into trouble (probably because Paul always did and Phil and I were too busy with our horses).                                                                               
I will cherish how she rolled her eyes at your Dad’s jokes. A lot of them poked fun at her and sex. She always just laughed.
As with any death it is hard to believe that she is gone and I will never see her again. She was indeed a very special lady. I am glad that her suffering has ended and she is with our Lord. I was privileged to have know her. Please except my heart felt sympathy. Know that she often talked of her grandchildren and how proud she was of them.

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