Allison Tracy Gorman-Young, 51, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Born Dec. 30, 1960, in Munich, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Col. (Ret.) Thomas P. and Marianne (Keeley) Gorman.
Allison was a graduate of Elizabethtown College where she majored in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development. Her natural love of children led her to work for the Harrisburg Area YMCA where she held numerous positions at various locations over the years. She had most recently been the YMCA's Senior Program Director for Children's Services and was instrumental in developing the Y's daycare and children's programs. She was also active with the Child Abuse Prevention Training program, the Y's Latch Key program, and with the Y's summer camp program. No matter the task or the job, and even in light of her health challenges, Allison was always known to give endlessly of her time and talents and go well above and beyond her duties and expectations.
In her free time, Allison was an avid reader and Philadelphia Eagles fan, enjoyed going to the movies, and was active for a period of time with Cumberland Valley Cheerleading.
Allison T. Gorman-Young
A loving and devoted family woman, Allison is survived by her husband, Thompson M. "Tim" Young, II; her daughter, Kara Elizabeth Young; her sister, Kerry Houser; her brother, Thomas P. Gorman; her stepmother, Barbara S. Gorman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisburg Area YMCA Childcare Program, Attn: Yvette Lynch, 123 Forster St., Harrisburg, PA 17102, the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Ave., Wormleysburg, PA 17043, or The Johns Hopkins Hospital's Heart & Vascular Institute, Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 100 N. Charles St., Suite 321, Baltimore, MD 21201.
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