Claire “Susie” Young died on Monday, September 17, 2018. Claire was born to William and Eleanor Bunton on May 21, 1943 in Waukegan, IL and picked up the nickname Susie early on. She attended and graduated from Warren Township High School in 1961. While in school, Susie worked part time at a bakery in Waukegan on south Genesee Street. Susie married Raymond Young in 1962 and they bought their first home in Waukegan. They moved to Grandwood Park in 1969 where they raised their young family and welcomed all guests. There was always room for one more at the table. Susie was a successful, hard-working mom who enjoyed working with and for the benefit of children. She was an active volunteer at her children’s schools and was a teacher at Matigian Preschool for several years. Susie transitioned to full time professional roles at American Hospital Supply, Baxter, DuPont, and MG Design. She earned her Associate’s degree from College of Lake County. After retiring from full time work, she worked part time at Target as a Pharmacy Technician, until retiring completely in 2012. She was active at Bethel Lutheran Church. In her spare time, she liked to bowl, play bingo, host card and bunco clubs, read romance novels, and travel. She is survived in this life by Raymond Young, her husband of 56 years. She is also survived by her 5 children: Paul (Lori) Young of Waukegan, Penny (Philip) Lefavour of Bothell, WA, Philip (Yvonne) Young of Grayslake, Peter (Sarah) Young of Glenpool, OK, Anthony “Tony” Young of Gurnee, and 8 grandchildren. Susie is further survived by her brother William (Kay) Bunton of Clearwater, FL and Eleanor (Robert) Kennedy of Golden, CO and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents William and Eleanor Bunton, her step-father Anthony Sciacero, and her brother Frank Bunton. Services and visitation will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church, 5110 Grand Ave., Gurnee with Rev. Dr. Ben Squires officiating. Visitation will be 5-8PM on Friday, September 21. On Saturday, September 22, visitation will begin at 9AM, followed by a funeral service at 10AM. Burial will be at Northshore Garden of Memories in North Chicago. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org, or Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association at Alz.org, or COOL Pantry at coolministries.org. Arrangements entrusted to Sambrano Funeral & Cremation in Gurnee, IL.
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
COOL Food Pantry
800 W. Glen Flora Avenue, Waukegan IL 60085
Alzheimer's & Dementia Association
225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601