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Obituary: Father Valentine Young, OFM

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Father Valentine Young, OFM died on January. 17 at the age of 88. Preceded in death by all of his immediate family, Father Valentine is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

He was born Feb. 20, 1931, one of 11 children of Clarence and Margaret (Groh) Young of Bellevue, Ky.
1942- Entered Saint Francis Seminary in Cincinnati
1948- First profession
He did his studies at Duns Scotus College in Southfield, Mich.
1952- Solemn profession
He studied theolog in Oldenburg, Ind.,
1956- Ordination to the Priesthood

Assignments:
1956-1959: Native American missions in Arizona
1959-1963: Teacher at Roger Bacon
1963-1972: Teacher at St. Francis Seminary
1942-1998: Served Associate or Pastor of Navajo and Hispanic communities in Arizona and Mexico
1998-2010: Served Latin Mass in Maple Hill, Kansas, Rapid City, S.D., and Lexington, Ky.
2010-2020: In residence at St. Clement in Cincinnati, Part-Time teacher at Roger Bacon

His body will be received by the friars at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at St. Clement Church, 4536 Vine St. in St. Bernard. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 7 p.m. Interment is at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at St. Mary Cemetery in St. Bernard.

Memorials may be sent to the Franciscan Friars in care of FriarWorks, 1615 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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