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July 1, 2014

Mildred Mary (Schwimn) Young

August 7, 1917 - June 28, 2014

JAY — Mildred Mary (Schwimn) Young, 96, of Jay N.Y. Born in New York City August 7, 1917, has died peacefully in her home with her family by her side on June 28 2014. Daughter of Anna Duffy and Emil Schwimn, Mildred was pre-deceased by her Husband Warren Arthur Young who died in 1977, and her sister, Eunice McGarvey of Saratoga N.Y.

Mildred is survived by son, Charles of Tucson Ariz., and Terrance D. of Jay N.Y.; and 5 Grandchildren, Marie Young, Lori Vincent, Kristen Esones, Corrine Young and Emily Young; three great-grandchildren, Molly, Sarah and Austin and many nieces and nephews.

Born at the beginning of WWI in Manhattan, N.Y., she was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. Married Warren A. Young in 1941 just before WWII broke out. Warren joined the Air Force and Mildred worked for Sperry Gyroscope, finding out after the war she had been working on the Norden Bomb Site System which greatly helped the war effort.

Mildred also did much volunteering in local hospitals were she lived after the war and then moved to Queens County, N.Y., to raise a family. After her son's were older she worked for and became a buyer for Sporting Goods at the May's Department Stores.

Mildred had a quest for knowledge that included her learning several languages, Latin, German and Russian. In later years she delved into Scientific Magazines and Mental Mathematical challenges. Always wanting to learn she had a large selection of Great Courses books with subjects as diverse as History of Jazz to the History of Languages.

Mildred was a private pilot, flying out of Zahns airport on Long Island, she was a member of the all woman^s flying organization, the ^99^s^, and competed in one of their ^Powder Puff Derbies^. Mildred also enjoyed learning aerobatic flying and flew mostly over Long Island and her beloved Jones Beach where she spent much time swimming in the ocean, teaching her boys to swim and fishing with her husband either in the bays or for Stripers in the Atlantic surf.

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