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Marianne H. Stec Young

Marianne H. Stec Young
  • January 3, 1955 - September 26, 2017
  • Hurricane, West Virginia

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“RIP Marianne. My thoughts of peace and comfort go out to Marianne's family. Huntington's Disease is such a debilitating disease. You fought a...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Debbie Keener - St. Albans, WV

“Marianne was a dear and wonderful sister-in-law. She was always welcoming, solicitous of my comfort, a good conversationalist, and ready for a laugh...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lucy Stec - Ripley, WV - Family

“Our prayers & thoughts go out to the family. My wife (Janine) & I know the Stec Family as I was in Marianne's brothers (Tom) at CCHS & both of us...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Carl Olian - South Charleston, WV

“I had the privilege of knowing Marianne while we were freshman at Marshall. She was always full of life, kind ..... just a lovely person. I am sure...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Nancy Cline Braenovich - WV

“Prayers and hugs to all ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Debbie DiSantis Doolittle - NC

“My sincere condolences to Marianne's family. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Edith Weese - Charleston, WV

Marianne H. Stec Young died peacefully in Hurricane, WV on September 26, 2017 at the age of 62, after living with Huntington's Disease for many years.
Marianne is survived by her son, Joel Young of Radford, VA; brothers John C. Stec (Bonnie) of Greensboro, NC, and Thomas L. Stec (Lucy) of Ripley, WV/Charleston, SC; nieces and nephews Tina Michelle Stec of Greensboro, NC, Betsy Stec Market of Charlotte, NC, Thomas Raines Stec of Berliln, Germany, Blair H. Stec Dellenbach of Charleston, SC; aunt Winifred Osborn Stec and cousin Andrew Stec both of Roanoke, VA, and cousin Ann Stec Fostock of Miami, FL.
Marianne is preceded in death by her parents John J. Stec, Jr. and Martha Raines Stec of Charleston, WV; her brother Edward F. Stec, also of Charleston; and uncle James Stec of Hurricane, WV.
Marianne was born on January 3, 1955 in Charleston, WV to John James and Martha Raines Stec. She attended Sacred Heart Grade School in Charleston, and graduated from Charleston Catholic High School in 1973. Marianne graduated from Marshall University in 1977 with a degree in Recreation.
As a young woman, Marianne worked for the City of Charleston Parks and Recreation and for the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation as manager. She was married to G. Mark Young from 1981 until 2012.
Marianne will be missed by all who knew her. She loved her family and friends with strength and consistency throughout her life.
Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, October 7 at Snodgrass Funeral Home at 10:00 am, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 at the same location. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Marianne's life. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marianne's name may be given to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, for the study of Huntington's Disease and in support of those affected by it.
Send your on-line contribution to The Huntington's Disease Society of America at Choose the option "If you wish to make a Tribute & Memorial Gift", or you may contribute by mail to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018.
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington's disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world's leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington's disease and their families.
Memories of Marianne may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

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The first things that come to mind whenever I think of Marianne are the sparkle in her eye, her laugh, and her energy. She made things fun.

Marianne and I used to play Indians in the woods. I'm guessing we were about 10 when we were playing one day in the woods behind Sunrise. We decided we should build a campfire (seemed an appropriate thing to do...). We did a good job, but later learned that dry leaves make a lot of smoke. We're having a great time when we suddenly hear a siren approaching the carriage trail at the bottom of the hill. Thinking it might be time to leave, real panic didn't set in until we realized that Sunrise officials were running our way from up the hill. As both parties got close, Marianne looked at me and says, "pretend we're cold!" So we both put our hands over the fire and acted like we were freezing. The firemen actually laughed. The Sunrise folks were not so amused. But the firemen gave us a warning and told us we could go. I remember walking quickly to Marianne's house, then we decided we needed a little more distance between us and potential trouble. We walked "all the way" to my house, thinking surely they couldn't follow us that far! But we never did build another campfire!

There was one Halloween night that I believed Marianne saved me. We were probably about 14, out walking in the dark night thinking we were cool. There were 4 or 5 of us just laughing and having fun when suddenly some older boys started to chase us. Everyone ran, except me....because I just froze and couldn't move. But then Marianne turned around, ran back and grabbed my arm. When she yelled "RUN!", my legs finally started to move. I'm not sure that I was really in danger that night, but it sure scared me. And I always appreciated that she came back!

Marianne held a special place in my mom's heart. Mom taught her to sew - one thing I remember she made was a green skirt with white daisies. Mom wished I would have been as excited about sewing! (Mom also told me she knew Marianne's mother when she was young. She said she was beautiful!)

Beth Hillenbrand Blackman

Marianne and I bonded in grade school mostly because we could identify as being the only girls in a family of boys. We were comfortable at each other's houses cause we knew how to deal with brothers teasing/picking on us!

In high school Marianne and I worked during holidays and in the summer at Burns Floral on Washington Street. We learned to use a cash register, take phone orders and wait on customers. But the best skill we learned was making bows for arrangements/corsages. And we made thousands of bows!
In college, Marianne went to Marshall and I went to WVU. Somehow Marianne and some of our other CCHS classmates from Marshall, managed to show up at our apartment in Morgantown whenever we had a party. We may have gone to different schools but we always managed to have fun together.
When I would visit Marianne at Teays Valley Assisted Living she would always introduce me to the staff and tell them that "we were wild" in our younger days. I have no idea what these employees might be thinking but I tried to downplay "wild"…………. When I would get ready to leave after a visit I