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Patrick Curtis Young

Patrick Curtis Young, 16, of Homer, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 12, 2012, at his home.

Born in Cortland, NY on December 16, 1995, Patrick was a son of the late Patrick and LeAnn Burk Young. He was currently a ninth grade Homer High School student where he enjoyed playing football and lacrosse for the Trojans. He also enjoyed downhill skiing and playing video games.

He is survived by his maternal grandparents, James and Shirley Burk of Marathon; a sister, Corina Burk of South Carolina; his guardian Michael (Kimberly Massery) Burk of Homer; aunts and uncles, Jeannine Burk and Larry West of Cincinnatus, Darlene and Mark Harris, Sr. of Marathon, and Tom Burk, Sr. of Cortland. He also leaves behind several cousins, including Mark (Melissa) Harris, Jr. of Homer, Michelle Harris of Endicott, Tom Burk, Jr. of Homer, Shane Burk of Freetown, Jake (Kelly) Burk of Freetown, and Johnathan (Jessica Coleman) Burk of McGraw.

He was predeceased by his parents, Patrick and LeAnn Young.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Marathon on Friday, March 16, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Tom Boice officiating. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the church on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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So sad to see u leave this life at such a young age. I will never forget u nor will my kids. We loved you and we will definatley miss ur smart remarks. It was a pleasure and honor to know u as a little baby and to see u grow into the young adult that u were. so sad to see u leave but I know that ur with ur mom and dad pls tell them hello fom humpy. love u and miss u.

humpy Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

You will never know how much we all loved you! You were an awesome cousin and nephew. We had a great time up to camp and at family funtions. You were a huge part in our lives and, it will never be the same without you! With you not here we have nobody to make jokes at the most ackward times and nobody to tell really scary stories aroud the fire! We will miss you, but we know you are happier because we know you are in a better place and you are with your mom and dad! No matter what we will never forgetyou. Even though you are gone we will keep you alive in our hearts! WE LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH!!<3

Mark, Darlene, Michelle and Marissa Harris Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Pat you left us to soon! We miss you so much! We will never forget you! Even though you didn't always realize it, we always loved you and we always will! You ment so much to all of us and you were the best family memeber anyone could ask for! You were funny, you were carring, you were as quick as a whip, and you were so nice! You were an unforgettable human being, and even though you a not with us in person we will keep you alive within us! WE LOVE YOU!!
R.I.P Patrick Curtis Young

Mark, Darlene, Michelle and Marissa Harris Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Pat you left way to early! We all miss you so much! We will never forget you. You were and unforgettable and remarkable human being. We love and miss you so much, you were so funny and kind and caring, and loving and awesome and one of the best people we have ever meet! We will miss you, and even though you are not walking with us today, you will walk in our hearts and you always will and always have! You will always hold a speacil place in our lives and many other people. Family is Family and Friends are Friends, but you were both to us, and that is a speacil place not to many hold, but you do. You might not have know but we always loved you and always will! Forever and Always... Family

Mark, Darlene, Michelle, And Marissa Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Patrick is one of my son's best friends. I was blessed to have met him but only a few times. I have heard so many amazing funny stories that my son has shared with me and will keep as his memories in his heart. You have left us too soon and will be missed so much and remebered always by the people you have touched in many ways by "brotherhood"..family member and amazing friend that always made everyone laugh with your awesome personality. We hope that you are happy and smiling down on us as the angel you are and please watch over your family and friends knowing you are always loved and missed so much. Thank you so much for being an amazing friend to my son! God Bless you and your family! <3

Rose Bush Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Patrick i wish you could have found the strength to overcome anything you were going through.I wish you could have realized how many people were there for you and truly cared.You are loved and missed by all.We have many memories as a family and we will cherish every one of them.I hope your pain is gone and you are living freely.Not a day will go by without a thought of you.Rest peacefully our friend,our brother,our son.We love you and will miss you forever in our hearts. <3 Rae,Cliff,Logan,Bristy,and Tanner Hall

Rae Hall Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Godspeed Pat!

Kona & TJ whitney Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM


Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss! There are no words to fill this void...what an absolute shame!

God Speed Patrick!

Love you Corrina!

Valarie Gaylord Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Patrick, we all miss you very much. Especially Jacob . He loved you like a brother and has had a really hard time since you've been gone. He talks about you everyday... You will never be forgotten... That smile, that smart remark, the fact that you could do anything better than anyone else could!!!! We love you Patrick

Amanda cline Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM