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Virginia “Ginny” Butler Young, 55, went home to the Lord on Friday, September 29, 2006 in her Snydersville home with friends and family by her side.

Born on July 12, 1951, she is the daughter of Robert and Ruth Allison. With her brother Bruce, she spent her child years playing in the neighborhoods of Canton, OH. Ginny excelled in the classroom, and after spending a year abroad studying in Columbia, graduated valedictorian of her high school class. Her academic achievements earned her a teacher’s scholarship to Grove City College.

It was at Grove City where she met the love of her life and husband, Scott Young. Their love grew and was completed with their marriage in 1970, and the birth of their twin boys, Eric and Stephen, followed by the birth of their third son, Jason. With the support of friends and family, Ginny was encouraged to continue to pursue her academic goals. While raising her family, Ginny matriculated at East Stroudsburg University and methodically completed her degree in biochemistry and microbiology. Again she graduated as the valedictorian of her class.

Ginny applied her expertise at the Pocono Medical Center, where she would work in the lab for the ensuing 26 years, interrupted only by a two-year research position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. At PMC her skill and care were appreciated by patients and coworkers alike, filling the role of phlebotomist and medical technologist, even attaining the position of supervisor. In 1996, she joined her husband as proprietor-owners of a new business venture, The Camp at East Lake, a lakeside campground they built together in Susquehanna County.

Even with all these accomplishments, Ginny most loved the time she spent with family. Her two granddaughters were the light of her life in recent years. Even while suffering the pains of cancer, the sound of Amelia and Rachel’s voices gave her visible, irrepressible joy.

She encouraged faith in her children, and the family were members at Christ Hamilton United Lutheran Church. She and Scott even taught Sunday School early in their marriage.

She is survived by her husband, Scott and their three children; Stephen, who lives in Unionville, PA with his wife, Kristen and daughters, Amelia and Rachel; Eric, who resides in Evanston, Wyalusing with his wife, Gennifer; and son, Jason who lives with his wife, Jennifer in Wayne, PA. She is also survived by parents, Robert and Ruth Allison of Florida, as well as her brother, Bruce Butler and his family, of Illinois.

Devoted mother and grandmother, skilled professional, accomplished entrepreneur, her love and care will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Hamilton United Lutheran Church in Hamilton Square, PA.

The family requests donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to VNA/Hospice Care of Monroe County, 502 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

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