Sister Claire Young, H.M., formerly Sister Mary Pius, died Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Villa Maria Community Center.
Sister Claire Young dedicated herself with great enthusiasm for 45 years to the ministry of education at the secondary and college levels in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In the Cleveland Diocese she taught physical education for 11 years at Magnificat High School, Rocky River and then served as principal for four years. She was Dean of Girls and later a teacher at Archbishop Hoban High School, Akron.
In the Pittsburgh Diocese she taught at Villa Maria High School, Villa Maria, Pennsylvania.
She taught English as a Second Language at Notre Dame College, Dhaka, Bangladesh, a school run by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.
She was also an ESL teacher for eight years at Indian River Community College, Ft. Pierce, Florida. Following her retirement from teaching, she served in a number of volunteer capacities in the Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, Florida area.
As a former coach Sister Claire was in the inaugural class inducted into the Magnificat High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. She participated in the Ministry of Prayer until her death.
She is survived by her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation; her sister-in-law, Judith Young, Holland, Mich., and eight niece and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Claire (Pedrick) Young and her brothers, Joseph and Robert Young.