Theodore Henry Young

Theodore Henry Young

January 26, 1936 - January 07, 2021
Youngstown, OH

Theodore Henry Young

January 26, 1936 - January 07, 2021
Youngstown, OH


Theodore Henry Young of Chippewa Twp. passed away at 84 on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in Select Specialty Hospital-Boardman in Youngstown, OH.

Born January 26, 1936, on a 111-acre farm in Chippewa, Ted built his strong work ethic helping his family on the homestead while attending Beaver Falls High School.  After graduating, he joined the Army, then worked for his aunt and uncle at Reed’s Dairy.  He started his own milk delivery business with his brother, Dave in 1964. Over a decade they grew their delivery route from 7 families to over 1,100.

It was during his success in the milk business that he discovered his passion-coin collecting.  What started as a hobby turned into a flourishing business after Ted purchased the former First National Bank of Rochester building and turned it into Young’s Jewelry and Coins in 1974.

Alongside his wife and three sons, Ted built a family business that was more than your typical jewelry store.  He loved the history of coins and currency.  One of his most prized collections were the first notes issued by the Beaver and Rochester national banks.  While Ted never retired, he was quick to express how proud he was to leave the business to his sons.  His family, friends, employees and customers alike admired his generosity, honesty and intelligence.

Known for his spontaneity, Ted once bought 5,000 pocket watches at a coin show.  The watches filled the counters at Young’s Jewelry only long enough for a customer from Buffalo to visit the store and buy every single one.  He packed his pocket watches into 5-gallon buckets and it took him 18 full buckets to carry his purchase out of the shop.

Besides his business success, Ted was a pillar of the community.  A quietly generous philanthropist, Ted helped raise money for various causes during his life, including the American Cancer Society, Life Steps, victims of Hurricane Dorian, and anyone who needed a helping hand.  He was proud to fly the tallest American flag in Beaver County above Young’s Jewelry.  A huge fan of the Blackhawk basketball teams, Ted would travel by limo to the state championships in Hershey and gift both the boys’ and girls’ teams with watches for winning.

Alongside his renowned work ethic, Ted was also a man who loved relaxing with his family in his house on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.  He was well-loved by his friends who called him T.H. and Teddy, with many of his friendships spanning more than 40 years.

He was preceded by his wife, Pauline (Kirchel); his son, Ricky; and his brother, David.

Surviving are his two sons, Jeffrey and Timothy of Chippewa; his favorite daughter-in-law, Jeff’s wife, Cyndi (Chapman); his brother, Wayne (Barb) Young; his brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Ed and Marilyn Kirchel and Bonnie Young; Loving grandfather to Michelle, Ryan, and Shelby.  Doting great-grandfather to Ky’zier and Khalil.

Friends will be received on Monday from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home-117 Blackhawk Rd.,  A private service will be held. 

Private interment will take place in Beaver Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Ted's name to the Make a Wish Foundation, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant St., 37th Floor, Pittsburgh PA 15219-1938.


  • Date & Time: January 11, 2021 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 118 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: January 11, 2021 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 118 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)

Make a Wish Foundation- The Gulf Tower

  • Address: 707 Grant Street- 37th Floor, Pittsburgh PA 15219-1938

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4 responses to Theodore Henry Young

  1. Jerry Corbin says:

    I asked my old friend Ted if I could use his name and business name in my book, “The Family Gold”. I wanted to honor him because of his knowledge and helpfulness with my research. He was anxious to read the book but I’m not sure he every got the chance. I hope he did, because, I like to think he would have loved it. It will stand as my little tribute to a very interesting, intelligent and good man.
    RIP Ted, you will be missed.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Teds passing. From hanging out at Charlies Courtside to playing Santa for him at the store a few times I will always remember Ted as a friend . RIP Teddy

  3. Jerry Eror says:

    Dear dear old friend Ted. I was so terribly shaken hearing of your passing. Our 35 years of fun & frantic in a most fascinating business that only those in it would understand. Your friendship, honesty, and your trust over the years will be sorely missed. Rest on the shore of God’s love.
    + Peace,
    Jerry Eror

  4. Kim Titley says:

    Teddy, I came into your shop for the first time in 1979 and it sent me on a lifetime journey that continues to this day. We had thousands of deals and as many conversations about life, shared values, current events and how fortunate we were to be in this U S of A. I will always remember the lessons You taught
    (by example) about fair dealing and treating folks with respect. I was constantly impressed by the incredible charity work you did, shunning publicity, while raising millions for locals in need.
    You slipped away too quickly,and I didn’t get to say goodbye, but there is only one place you could be, and I hope that I will get to see you there again.
    Kim TItley and family

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