Kevin Stanley Young

November 19, 1950 - May 3, 2022

He was born in Grand Haven, Michigan, and moved with his family to Norwalk, Ohio when he was 8.  He was preceded in death by his parents, RJ Young and Gwendolyn Fruchtl, and also by his first wife, Mary Sue Bork Young. 

He is survived by his wife, Ina Townsend-Young; daughters, Jennifer (Jason) Davis, Bethany (Richard) O’Keefe; stepchildren, Matthew Carmen, Kristin (Chris) Carmen-Collins, and Lisa (Tyrone) Price; two grandchildren; as well as his sister, Kathy Staples. 

He was a musician and played drums (along with many other percussion instruments) with many bands through the years. He was self-taught at guitar.  He loved kayaking, fishing, nature, and all animals.  He had a soft spot for animals in need of rescue. He learned how to make carvings from bone and created jewelry from this.  

He will be sadly and sorely missed.  

Memorial Services are pending. Details to be announced via

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Jan & Mark Bohne May 5, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    When Kevin entered heaven a loud, raucous party, with drums, ensued. He was a one of a kind joy maker and we were blessed to have known him. Our prayers go out to you and yours.

  2. Maggie Pallay May 9, 2022 at 9:39 am

    In the time I have known you it was pure joy to hear your laughter and see your great smile …you and Ina became family and will be so sorely missed I know you will be watching over all of us Heaven gained another angel

  3. Joyce Stachon May 9, 2022 at 10:24 am

    I never met Kevin in person, I heard his music around town, tho. However, I do know he made Ina so very happy and for that I thank him. Through Ina I feel he was a very giving and loving man. I know he was welcomed with open arms in Heaven. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers for Ina and the rest of the family.

  4. Monika May 9, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Prayers for him although I did not know him personally. His photos, his wife, his book I read tell me about how he was in person. Heaven will be a better place with him. Good bye, Kevin

  5. Josie Bahr May 9, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Sending my most sincere condolences to Ina and the rest of Kevin’s family, from Kansas.

  6. Christopher Pompei May 9, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    The first time I met with Kevin and Ina he was dressed as Uncle Fester and Ina as Cousin Itt. In a lifetime you may never be lucky enough to meet two more genuine fun loving people than these two. Kevin will be sorely missed. It’s been a very long haul for both of you these past 4 years. Please know both of you are loved and we are here for you Ina as well as Kevin’s family members. ❤️

  7. Kathy Staples May 9, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    He was and still is my baby brother. Seven years between us and although he was rather I thorn in my side when he was little he grew into a best friend. He and I went through some tough times together but he was always there for me with wise wisdom. He and Ina have been inn Fla for awhile now so we didn’t have the closeness we had when they were in Ohio but we were close in our hearts. I miss him and think about him daily. Rest in peace “baby brother” and save a place for me in the front row at your next “gig”. Love you

  8. Stephanie Storkey May 9, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    I wish I’d had the opportunity to know Kevin. From the stories that Ina and other friends would share, I have no doubt that he was a remarkable person.

    My condolences and love to Ina, and the rest of Kevin’s family.

  9. Becky Simpson Schaeffer May 9, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Kevin was a most dear and loyal friend. I knew him and worked with him for over 25 years. He made me laugh and made work tolerable. I loved his music, his wit and his many stories. My favorite being, Gus, his one eyed cat. The song will live in my all time favorites forever!!!
    Sympathy and prayers to the family, he was a good man. Rest assured he will be saving us a seat at the bar!!!

  10. Mona Bigler Pelkey May 10, 2022 at 4:23 am

    Ina, you and Kevin were so good together. Your Facebook posts showed the humor and joy you shared, and toward the end, your sadness as his health declined. As you grieve his loss, I hope that the memories of all the good (and sometimes goofy) times will lift your spirits. God bless you, and God rest his soul.

  11. Rosie Header McPherson May 10, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    I knew Kevin from the late 60s early 70s as I lived near Norwalk. He was a wonderful, funny guy and very kind -hearted. I am so happy he lived a fulfilled life with his loving family. You are very much missed. Rest in Heavenly peace Kevin.

  12. Diana Puls May 13, 2022 at 7:35 am

    Kevin was the husband that perfectly complimented you, not an easy task. You two lived a life that focused on caring and humor. I know he’s in good hands now; I wish you peace and comfort, my friend.

  13. Mugg Muggles May 18, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    R.I.P. amigo, and thanks for sending me that groovy “45 RPM spindle adapter you carved from, as you said “an aged cow femur”. I just posted a photo of it here, as well as on F***Book.

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