James H. Young, 56, hospital worker, caterer

September 25, 1998

James H. Young, a retired hospital worker and caterer, died Saturday of cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 56 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

The Baltimore native worked as a security attendant at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup from 1963 to 1985, when he retired, and then as a substitute teacher in city schools.

Since the mid-1960s, he had operated a catering business, J. H. Caterers.

He graduated from Carver Vocational-Technical High School in 1960, served in the Army from 1960 to 1963 and graduated from the Community College of Baltimore in 1973.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Juliet Smith, whom he married in 1973; three sons, James H. Young Jr., Jeroll Young and Lamar Young, all of Baltimore; his mother, Virginia V. Young of Baltimore; and four brothers, Joseph Jordan Jr. and Michael Jordan, both of Mechanicsville, Lawrence Jordan of Fort Washington and James Jordan of Hinesville, Ga..

Also eight sisters, Iris Turner, Harriett Horton and Jacqueline Langston, all of Baltimore, Phyllis Hopewell, Joan Jordan and Thelma Strickland, all of Mechanicsville, Rose Walters of Columbia and Bernadette Tyer of Hinesville, Ga.; and a granddaughter.

Pub Date: 9/25/98

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