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Mary Louise Young, newspaper reporter

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Mary Louise Young, 1920-2016

Mary Louise Young was a long-time newspaper reporter, having begun her reporting career at the Cumberland News, Morning Edition 1944. The following obituary appeared in the June 8, 2016 edition of the Cumberland Times-News:

Mary Louise Young, 95, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 5, 1920, in Wilmington, Mass., Mrs. Young was the daughter of the late Philip Burnham Buzzell and Rhoda Helen (White) Buzzell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Bud H. Young; and her brother, Daniel T. Buzzell.

Mary Louise graduated from Wilmington High School, Wilmington, Vassar College, 1941, and Simmons College, 1943, earning her bachelor of science degree. She attended her 65th and 70th-year reunions from Vassar with her children. Mary Louise went to the Columbia School of Journalism, and in 1944, she earned her masters of science degree. In her career, she taught English in New York and started working at Cumberland News, Morning Edition, on June 6, 1944, where she was a reporter until 1950. Mary Louise then married her husband, Bud. In 1978, she returned to the Cumberland Times-News, where she continued as a reporter.

Mary Louise was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church for over 60 years and was very active serving on the church council and a member of WELCA. She was a member of the Womens Civic Club and volunteered at the Allegany Museum. Mary Louise traveled to 32 countries, her favorite being Alaska and Greece. Her greatest accomplishment was her family she created with her husband. Her hobbies included reading, writing, swimming, Scrabble, bridge, golf, softball and tennis. Last year, she was able to spend her 95th birthday with her family at her home with a party with approximately 50 people in attendance. In September 2015, the family took her to her childhood home in Wilmington, to attend the 80th anniversary of the Buzzell School that was named after her grandfather, Dr. Daniel T. Buzzell, a prominent local doctor.

Mary Louise is survived by her children, Philip Young and wife, Donna, State Line, Pa., Ruth Anne Sheetz and husband, Bob, Cumberland, Susan Young-Mullineaux and husband, Dick, Gaithersburg, Judy Squires and husband, John, Cumberland; her sister, Dr. Anne Buzzell, Grantsville. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren, John Squires and wife, Jill, Becki Caesar and husband, Philip, Michael Young and wife, Leigh, Adam Sheetz, David Young, Greg Sheetz and wife, Brittany, Daniel Young and wife, Julie, Tommy Mullineaux, Andrew Young, Steve Mullineaux, and Katie Mullineaux; and her seven great-grandchildren, Nicholas Caesar, Benjamin Caesar, Peyton Squires, Gabrielle Squires, Jackson Caesar, Gabriel Squires and Caleb Young.

Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, on Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 1601 Frederick Street, Cumberland, on Friday, June 10, 2016, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend David Wright and the Reverend Donald Sause officiating. Interment will be in St. Lukes Cemetery.


Cumberland Times-News


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Allegany County

Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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