Bradley L. Young

YoungMississippi-On Monday, March 15, 2021, Bradley L. Young, of Bowdoin, loving husband and father was called home to
rest at age 79.

Brad was born on January 17, 1942 in Brunswick, Maine to S. Lewis and Mary (Small) Young. He worked at US Gysum, as a Tinsmith Supervisor at BIW and as a truck driver, hauling cars throughout New England. His extensive travel earned him the family keeper of all
shortcut routes to any destination along the east coast.
On July 3, 1965 he married Evelyn Small. A true family man, who would give the LLBean flannel
shirt off of his back, celebrated he and Evelyn’s 50th wedding anniversary among 5 generations
of family in 2015. He and Evelyn lived in Bowdoin and spent time yard-saling, eating out, and
attending many fairs to watch horse pulling. Brad had a love for old western movies (and John
Wayne) and could watch them for hours.
Brad loved family gatherings, holding many informal night and weekend get-togethers in his own
garage. You could always count on a full beverage fridge and an open door. Wearing his
cowboy hat, he was always the life of the party. He had a fondness for buying and selling
ponies, and pulling them. He especially loved hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons,
passing on his passion in story and real time. Brad was skilled in metal fabrication, building
trailers, truck bodies, and plant hangers to name a few. He helped local farmers by trucking and
selling thousands of cedar posts from Northern Maine. In retirement, working with wood he built
and sold many raised garden beds and boot jacks, but above all, one of “Pa’s” greatest joys was
his grandchildren (and great grandchildren). Whether he was telling stories, sharing humorous
songs and rhymes or showing them collected treasures, he reveled in time spent with them.
Brad was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother Larry, son-in-law Dean Cornish, and
brother-in-law Vernon Harmon. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of 55 years, son Larry Young
and wife Rose of Bowdoin, daughter Holly Fournier of Topsham, son Bryan Pratt and wife Diane
of Mississippi, son Bradley Young Jr of Mississippi, sister Shirley Harmon of Bowdoin,
son-in-law Tom Fournier of Harpswell and James McManues of Brunswick. His open lap and
loving smile will be remembered by grandchildren Jennifer (and David) Wienckowski, Michelle
(and Justin) Keleher, Angela (and Jonathan) Rogers, Caitlyn (and Jared) Gilbert, Shelby (and
Chris) Hutchins, Danielle (and Jeff) Parks, Marcie (and Christian) Biagetti, Seth Fournier (and
Danielle Macdonald), Amy Cornish and Chad Cornish. Privileged memories will be held onto by
20 great-grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and close friends.
One of Pa’s last requests to one of his great-grandsons was to “not cry when I’m gone, but to
smile and remember all of the good times we had.”

Visiting hours will be held 4:00-7:00 pm Friday, June 18, 2021 at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond.

We will celebrate those good times and memories with a graveside service 11:00 am on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the West Bowdoin
Cemetery, 54 West Rd, Bowdoin; a gathering will follow.