Susan Katherine Young

Susan Katherine Young (Shellgren)

Saturday, May 2nd, 1970 - Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
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Susan Kathrine (Shellgren) Young, 50, loving wife and amazing sister, of Jeannette lost a long-fought battle with cancer on Saturday January 2, 2021 in UPMC East, Monroeville,. She was born May 2, 1970 in Jeannette. She was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Mildred K. (Kroll) Shellgren. Susan was the owner of Sky Point Technologies of Jeannette, and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Irwin. Susan enjoyed the outdoors, watching wildlife. and loved spending time boating with her husband. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Steven Shellgren. Susan is survived by her husband, Richard Young, a sister Victoria L. Shellgren-Essner and her husband, Robert A., of Las Vegas NV, and their children Michael and Victoria, a brother Luke H. Shellgren and his wife, Victoria, of Confluence, and their children Miranda, Jonathan, Kayla, Stephanie, and Samantha. She is also survived by her siblings, Walter, Jodi, Matthew, Mark, and several nieces and nephews. All Services were private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
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Victoria Essner

Posted at 02:33pm
My sweet sister Sue,
Only through God can we find the peace we need. In John 14:27 is states, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.  Not as world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.” The Lord is aware of the challenges we face.  He knows us and he loves us.  He knows us by name.  We were promised that he will send angels to help us and my angel has always been my sweet sister Sue.  I am 8 years older than her and loved her from the day she was born.  I carried her around like a baby doll and would do anything to make her happy.  She loved her purple Swedish fish. We were best friends then and remained best friends throughout our lives.  She knew adversity, but never let it stop her.  Sue dedicated her life to always being there for our parents and that is why she stayed in Jeanette. She had many great work offers to leave Jeanette. She spent endless hours caring for them in their times of need then would go home and
work throughout the night to complete her
work obligations.  Her word was immovable.  If she said she would do something, you knew it would get done. 
Due to a childhood tragedy, I recall that she was kept from doing things but as an adult her kind and thoughtful husband, Rich, made up for that and I thank him!  Thank you, Rich, my husband, Robert, and our son, Michael, thank you.

Sue shared with me story after story of their boating excursions, ATVing and how much fun she had at all of the hockey games.  She loved the Pittsburgh Penguins!

I am going to modify a poem from Elizabeth Ammons just a bit. . .for you Rich, but for all of us.
“You can shed tears because Sue is gone, or you can smile because Sue lived.
You can close your eyes and pray she will come back, or
you can open your eyes and see all that Sue left for us. 
Your heart can be empty because you cannot see her, or
you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or
you can be happy tomorrow because of yesterday. 
You can remember only that Sue is gone, or
you can cherish Sue’s memory and let it live on.
You can cry and lose your mind and feel empty, or
you can do what Sue would want.
Open your heart.
and go on.”
I testify to you that Christ lives! Our redeemer lives here on earth. To guide us and direct us. He atoned for us and he lives to guide us safely back to him.
God be with you until we meet again my best friend and sweet sister Sue!

I leave this with you in the name of
Jesus Christ, Amen.
All my love,
Vickie (Shellgren) Essner

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