Beloved Hamilton dance teacher ‘Miss Carol’ dies at 82

Beloved Hamilton dance teacher “Miss Carol” died this week after teaching young dancers in her studio for 65 years.

Carol Young, 82, died in her Hanover Twp. home Tuesday. Her obituary tells a tale of a true Butler County icon.

“She was recognized for her contributions to the world of dance, winning numerous awards and honors. ‘Miss Carol’ impacted the lives of generations of dancers,” the obituary reads.

She was born March 17, 1937, in Wilmington, graduated from St. Ursula High School and was a longtime member of Queen of Peace Parish. She loved baseball and was a longtime member of the Rosie Reds.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Robert Young; her six children Eric (Beth) Young, Greg (the late Kathleen) Young, Melanie (Chuck) McKinney, Sharon (Mike) Hundley, Paula Carlyle, and Paul (Patricia) Young; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and her siblings Jim (Patty) Schuchter, Gail Mitchell, Kathy (John) Cayer and Donald (Donna) Schuchter. Carol was also preceded in death by her brothers Ken, Larry, and Jerry Schuchter.

Young’s daughter Sharon Hundley took over the dance school at 1023 Millville Oxford Road. It is now called Next Generation Dance.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral Saturday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2550 Millville Road. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Hamilton. Memorial contributions are suggested to Queen of Peace Parish, Hospice of Hamilton or St. Ursula Academy.

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