James H. Younger, 56, of Greenfield and formerly of Leyden and Charlemont died on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. He passed with the love and compassion of his family at his bedside.
James was born the son of the late Marion Buffum and Lloyd Younger on April 13, 1959 in Brattleboro, VT. He was educated in Brattleboro and later in Greenfield. Through out the years James had taken classes at Greenfield Community College.
He had been employed at the University of Massachusetts in the Maintenance Dept. for six years before retiring in 2010. Prior he had been employed at Sanderson Academy in Ashfield and Greenfield Community College.
James passion was being involved at the Recovery Learning Project Suicide Prevention Services for many years. He also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and playing on Facebook. He was a fan of the Big Bang Theory on TV and enjoyed watching the local Boston sport teams.
Mr. Younger is survived by his children; Nichole D. Nietsche and her husband Dan of Greenfield, Kara L. Younger of Greenfield, Zachary J. Younger of Greenfield and Angela M. Younger of Greenfield. His siblings; Christina Roberts and her husband Chuck of Mansfield, OH. Gary W. Younger and his wife Chris of Vernon, VT. Joy M. Younger-Flynn and her husband Peter of Northampton and David S. Younger and his significant other Charlene of Nashua, NH. He also leaves his two grand daughters; Hailey and Lila in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In keeping with James wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be announced later to be held in July at: Camp Apex, Shelburne, MA. Donations can be made in memory of James H. Younger to: Recovery Learning Project, 74 Federal St. Greenfield, MA. 01301. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.