Walter “Wally” Young


May 9th

Walter “Wally” Young, 82, of Naples, FL, passed away on March 6, 2024 at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL.  He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on November 30, 1941.  He owned and operated the Down Under in Syracuse for many years.  After selling the Down Under, he purchased Hammers in Syracuse, which he owned and operated until his retirement to Florida.  Wally is survived by his wife – Cleo Young.  1 son – Andy Young.  1 daughter – Wendy Hampton.  3 step daughters – Stacey (Tad) Schrock, Nita (Paul) Gayheart, and Natisha (Mike) Ball.  Many grandchildren also survive.  He was preceded by his daughter Mindy Young.  A Celebration to honor Wally’s life will be held on Monday, May 20, 2024 from 6-8 PM at the Syracuse American Legion.  A private family graveside service will be held at the Syracuse Cemetery.  Eastlund Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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