Neil Young

Obituary of Neil Young


Neil R. Young passed away on February 6, 2017 in Oakland, New Jersey after a more than three year battle against colon cancer. Neil was born in 1954 in North Bergen, NJ to the late Alice and Leo Young.

Neil spent his career as a research chemist beginning with Degen Oil in Jersey City, then Sun Chemical in Carlstadt, NJ and finally ending his career at SIKA in Lyndhurst, NJ. Neil’s work produced several patents over the years for the industry.

Neil loved to collect music, bowl Friday nights with his buddies, and spend time with his family (feline family members included). He enjoyed collecting beautiful works of art and going to fairs, galleries, and art shows as well as a trip to Home Goods or TJ Maxx to find a bargain.

Neil is survived by his wife Kathy, Sister Gaye Sable, and Brother Roger Young as well as several loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy in Neil’s name are asked to consider the to aid the prevention of colon cancer or contact Pet Adoptions Through Caring Hands (P.A.T.C.H.), 26 Lakeside Ave., Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442, 973-835-7202, email, to benefit the local animal shelter.

The family would like to express our most sincere thanks to the staff at Regional Cancer Care Associates, LLC in Pompton Plains, NJ for their meticulous care for Neil during his battle against cancer. Dr. Andrew Bernstein and his staff made this inevitable journey easier for Neil and his family. Also special thanks to the staff at Valley Hospice and Chilton Hospital for their concern and care during Neil’s last days.

Neil’s life will be celebrated at the Oakland Memorial Home, 330 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ 07436 on February 11th between 2pm and 4pm. For questions or directions please visit