Honeoye Valley Association

Tom Young, former president of the HVA passes

May 19, 2015 6:11 PM | Dan Lalonde (Administrator)

Thank you to Ed Jackson for sharing his perspective on Tom's, and his wife Marcia's, contributions to Honeoye Lake:

"Honeoye Lake lost an advocate and a friend on May 17. Tom Young spent his almost 80 years enjoying as well as working to protect Honeoye Lake for future generations. Whether it was swimming, boating, or whatever, life for Tom revolved around Honeoye Lake. He enjoyed Honeoye from childhood and retired here with Marcia. He was part of the lake associations serving most recently as a board member of the Honeoye Valley Association for the better part of 20 years. His wealth of knowledge about the history and people of the Honeoye Valley was at times educational, interesting, or humorous and sometimes all three. When people from organizations such as The Nature Conservancy or Genesee / Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council wanted to learn more about Honeoye Lake for grant applications or just general information, often Tom and Marcia would take them around the lake on their pontoon boat sharing their vast knowledge. When they would come back for a second visit I wasn’t sure if it was for more information or for Tom’s sense of humor. I, as well as Honeoye Lake, lost a true friend. "

We are sure many knew Tom and his contributions. He will be missed.

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