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Young, Daniel A. April 7, 1963 - November 11, 2021

Date of Funeral

November 17, 2021
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, brother and friend Daniel A. Young, 58 of Hackettstown, NJ.  Dan passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in Hope, NJ.  Danny was born in Morristown and was the son of the late Dale and Shirley (Benward) Young.
Danny was a lifelong resident of the Hackettstown area and a 1981 graduate of Hackettstown High School. He was a lifetime member of the Hackettstown Cataract Hose Company. He was affectionately known to many as “The Riddler” for his unique twist on telling a story. His easygoing personality and willingness to lend a hand to anyone made him a true friend. Danny loved his family and history, especially anything to do with the history of Hackettstown.  Danny loved being outdoors, whether it be working, tending to things around the house, a new travel destination or one of the many hiking adventures throughout NJ with the beagles.  Danny was always up for a new adventure and lived life to it’s fullest. He enjoyed watching college football, especially the Oregon Ducks.
Danny was employed by Hercules Incorporated of Kenville, NJ for many years.  He currently worked as the invaluable head grounds keeper at Hackettstown Animal Hospital and Graystone Farm.  Danny is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Sandra (Billows) Young; two sisters, Bonnie Elston and Robin Everingham.  Aunts; Jean Feller and Donna Lamonaco, nephews and nieces; David Elston (Christa), Edward Elston, Erica Klimko (Brad), and Jason Hensley, Matthew Billows and Madison Billows, many cousins, his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and countless friends. He was predeceased in death by Uncles Ted Benward and Warren Feller.
Visitation hours will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. The funeral will be on Wednesday, 10:00am at the funeral home.  Internment will take place in the Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ. Online condolences may be went to the family at
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hackettstown Fire Company or a pet adoption group of one’s choice.


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    Greg Bailey says

    I am so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. RIP Danny ……

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    Peg Russack says

    Dear Sandy and family,
    Our hearts are filled with sadness after hearing this terrible news. We will always remember Danny with a smile on his face. He had one of the biggest hearts of anyone we know. We will always remember him with fondness and love.
    Doug and Peg Sheldon Russack

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    Barbara Shimchook says

    My heart and prayers go out to Sandy and Danny’s family. Danny was a very special person and always ready to lend a hand to whomever needed it. He always had a story to tell. With heartfelt sympathy. We will miss him.

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    Dave TynanSr says

    Sandy, I am deeply saddened on the sudden loss of a true friend, my condolences to you and family. He was a true friend assisting with the Memorial Day Float and countless other chores around the firehouse. He will be greatly be missed. GOD BLESSYOU DANNY, R.I.P.

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    Mark & Jodi Holveck says

    The passing of Danny is a true loss to the entire community. One couldn’t ask for a better friend – always a smile on his face. Mark remembers well all of their time spent together while working at Hercules. We are also so grateful for the recent times we were able to share some precious time together and a lot of laughs – Danny will be truly missed! Our hugs and prayers go out to Sandy and his entire family. God Bless!

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    Bonnie B Bauko says

    Dear Sandy,
    My heart is sad and heavy hearing of the lose of this good man, Danny.
    May you find peace in knowing the love he had for you and all you shared. Stand tall, as you were the best a wife can be.
    My prayers for your peace.

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    Sharon (Schlomer) & Pat Housel (,Florida) says

    Dear Sandy & families & those whose hearts were touched by this sorrowful loss of a one of a kind gentleman. Danny always made you feel so important when he saw you. His smile, his hug, his words, his laughs. R.I.P. Danny. We are so sorry. Ox

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    Chris & Christine LaBadie says

    Chris and I are very saddened to hear Danny joined our Heavenly Father. In high school Danny was a friend to everyone. He became a staple at Harpers Bagel & Bake shop. He would always stop and say hello. We loved his stories. He took such care of his parents. He will be missed by our little town of “Hackettstown” it will never be the same! Sandy and Danny’s sisters stay strong we are all here for you!

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    Paul & Robin Wallace says

    Dear Young Family
    My Wife Robin and I were stunned to hear of Dan’s passing, and the Department has lost an great friend & worker. The many Parades he arranged the Trophy vehicle in, Dan will be missed.
    We know these can never comfort as you need at this time, please know we are praying 🙏🏻 to Our FATHER in Heaven to be that shoulder to lean on through Christ our LORD.
    GOD Bless
    Paul & Robin Wallace

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    Irene Sisco says

    So sorry for your loss. We’ll be praying for you and your family.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Mary, John and Mike Gojdycz’
    Irene, Kyle and Kayla Sisco

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    Sue Clark says

    Sandy , family and friends, I was so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He was always nice to me in high school and alway had a smile when he said hi. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    Joe Clarke says

    Sandy I’d like to extend my deepest condolences, I find myself at a loose for words except to say those of us who grew up in Hackettstown have lost a man that added wonderful color to all our lives. From the first day meeting Danny at Hackettstown middle School he’s been a friend. A positive force to all around him Dan greeted everyone with a smile followed by a sincere asking of how my family was doing, including my mother in-law !
    God’s speed Danny Young !

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    Joe Clarke says

    Sandy I’d like to extend my deepest condolences, I find myself at a loose for words except to say those of us who grew up in Hackettstown have lost a man that added wonderful color to all our lives. From the first day meeting Danny at Hackettstown middle School he’s been a friend. A positive force to all around him Dan greeted everyone with a smile, in my case followed by a sincere asking of how my family was doing, including my mother in-law !
    God’s speed Danny Young !

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    Marty and Judy O'Hora says

    To all the Wilson family, may God grant you the serenity to accept Danny’s passing.He was a special young man.

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    Roy Huchel says

    Danny had a heart as big as all outdoors. He always had a smile and was willing to help. His whole family embodied care and compassion and my deepest condolences to all of them. He will be sorely missed…

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    Robin & David Fohr says

    Dear Sandy, family and friends,
    When I heard about Danny’s passing I was stunned. I couldn’t believe it. The first thing I did for you, Sandy, was pray you would find strength for this situation. I know how much you loved Danny, eventhough, some days you would liked to have doinked him on the nose (lol), but that is what a 30 year marriage is all about. Loving your spouse through any situation! You can find peace in knowing he is with God and taking care of you from Heaven! Sending mine and David’s deepest, most heartfelt sympathies to you. We will continue to pray for you and your family!

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    Lisa Bartek says

    Sandee, Bonnie and family,
    I am so sorry to learn about Danny’s passing. He will most certainly be missed, a bright spot in life. Always a ready smile and a story. Truly one of the good ones. God bless you all as I pray for peace for you during this difficult time

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    Kevin Smith says

    Sandy and Young family, I’m sorry to hear about Danny. Always a laugh and a story when I’d see him. My thoughts and prayers to you all, during this time of loss. He will be missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him.

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    Jeffrey L Tynan says

    Sandy an family Young an Billows .I’m sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. My thoughts an prayers are with you all. He was always there to help anyone.

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    Karin L Hudson says

    My deepest condolences to you, Sandy, and the Young Family! Being friends with Robin over the past 20 years, its like I know all of you and my heart broke at the news of Danny’s passing! It was uplifting to know his final time was doing the work he loved at the place he loved. I pray fond memories will ease your sorrows and give you all peace! Much love!

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    Christina Hadgkiss Gleason says

    Dear Sandy, family and friend,
    My deepest condolences to all. I am so blessed to have known Danny since Kindergarten. Danny has always been a kind hearted sole with an unforgettable smile and laugh. Sandy, there is nothing I can say right now to ease your pain. I pray you find comfort in the love of friends and family and never forget the cherished memories. Rest in peace my classmate and friend Danny. God bless.

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    Rosemarie Sinisi says

    My sincere condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Kelley Kietrys Wallace says

    Was so sad to hear of Danny’s passing. A childhood friend who always had a smile. Just a few years back I was driving and slowed down to say hi and Danny jumped in the car and caught a ride into town. It had been 40 years since I saw him and he hadn’t changed at all. My Dad, John Kietrys, a life long friend of the family was reminiscing on working with Danny at Hercules and we are all sorry to hear of his loss.
    May you find comfort in the kind words about Danny and we will remember him kindly.

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    Kenny Farrell says

    Sandy my thoughts and prayers are with you and the Young family, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Danny,, We go back many years, I’ll always remember the fun times I have of him as far back to the roller skating days when I would drive him there, the stories he had and all the years I worked with him at Hercules with his dad, He will be a great loss to the many lives that he touched in Hackettstown, Thanks for the memories my dear friend I’ll never forget you Danny!!!

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    Joy and Les Snyder says

    Sandy and the entire Young Family: We were lifetime friends of Danny’s Mom and Dad..Shirley and Dale and knew Danny since he was a small boy. This is such sad news for everyone that knew and loved Danny. Our Sincere Sympathy to you all…Joy and Les Snyder

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    Steven and Regina Wojcicki says

    Dear Sandy, Family and Friends, we are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Danny’s amazing smile and kindness. Love and Prayers to you all.❤

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    Bela says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. God bless.

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    Debora Dawson Wyker says

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Danny, I didn’t know until today , love and prayers to all of you , I’m so saddened Sandy,

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    Regi says

    So sorry for your loss of sweet Danny, Sandy. Sending thoughts, hugs and love your way. Prayers for all family and friends. Gone way too soon, but he will always be in your heart.

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    Trix says

    Sandy I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. Sending my condolences to you. Your neighbor Mary told me today.12/16..I’m just down the road if you need anything.

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