EULOGY OF GLENFORD YOUNG
Glenford Young, or Glen for short as he was affectionately called was born on July 23, 1943 in Trelawny
Jamaica. He was born the 5 th child of Mary and John Young. He had 3 sisters and 6 brothers. They lived
together in Trelawny but close to the border of Manchester so close that He attended the Bryce Primary
school in Coleyville Manchester.
After leaving school he had to branch out and make a life for himself and moved to Kingston in the 1960s. He was initially employed at the Caribbean Cement Company then He worked at the Norman Manley International airport for over 30 years. His first union produced 3 children, Rose, Richard and Dionne. Then he had 2 more sons, Shane and Dave. He, then ended his run
with 3 girls, Janielia, Tracia and Vannesa.
We remember him as someone who loved dogs and most definitely loved women. We believe the
Shabba Ranks song was curated for him, man fi have nuff gal and gal inna bungle. And boy did he take
time out to indulge in having a drink. He was an active member of the Bar association. He was funny,
outgoing, and very charming. His was likeable and made friends wherever he went.
He migrated to The United States of America in 2002 and worked at The Sheraton in Downtown Fort
Lauderdale before retiring after being afflicted by the terrible illness we know as cancer. Despite being a
victim to this horrible illness he would always tell you he is okay and that he was getting better.
After years of battling the dreadful disease, he succumbed to his illness on January 26, 2023.
He was preceded in death by his son Dave Young. He is survived by his four siblings, seven children,
eighteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and other family and
He will be greatly missed by his family and all those who were acquainted with him.