Sandra (Sandy) Kaye Young


Sandra (Sandy) Kaye Young, 55, of Rome, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford, NY with her family and friends by her side.

She was born on June 4, 1957 in Baltimore, MD, the daughter of Charles and Florence "Pat" Kilpatrick Young. Sandy was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Sandy was an avid reader, loved old movies and enjoyed traveling. One of the most memorable trips she took was with her father to the Holy Land.

Sandy graduated from Rome Free Academy, and went on to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from Radford University in Virginia. She loved acting and was included in many performances, both in college and locally. Sandy was a worthy advisor of the Rainbow Girls, held a variety of offices with Wanakena Eastern Star and had been a curler with the Utica Curling Club. For most of her professional career, Sandy assisted in the management of family owned businesses.

She is survived by her mother; two sisters and husbands, Patricia and Robert Dudding, Colorado Springs, CO, Susan and Alan Gorsuch, Watford City, ND; two brothers and wives, Charles, Jr. and Jane Young, Beech Mountain, NC, James and Claudia Young, Loveland, CO; several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dog, Lopie, and cat Liddy. She was predeceased by her father in 2009.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23, at 11:30 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 301 W. Embargo St. Friends are invited to call at the church from 10 to 11:30 a.m. before services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Strong and Burns Funeral Home, 401 N. George St.