Michael  Youness

Obituary of Michael R Youness

Michael R. Youness passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 with his loving wife Gail of 35 years at his side.

Born to Michael G. and Pauline Youness on September 17, 1927 in St. Clair Shores, MI. whom have both preceded him in death.

During Michael’s younger years he served with the Merchant Marines during World War II. He sailed and worked on oil tankers during this time. After the war ended, he was tasked with bringing the wounded home from overseas. He then went into the Army and served his time teaching others how to ski in Alaska.

After serving in the Merchant Marines, Michael Attended Lawrence Institute of Technology where he obtained an engineering degree and graduated first in his class of 1959.  Michael invented the first Bean Bag Chair and TravLite camping trailer for motorcycles.  Notable adventures include: Hang gliding the cliffs of Hawaii, Surfing Hawaii, Flying his personal plane to Mexico, and too many others to mention.

Michael and Gail moved to Florida in 1995 from Michigan where he continued doing what he loved. He loved playing golf and was very active with both Davison Country Club (MI) and Suntree Golf Club. Not only did he love golf, he loved skiing and flying airplanes!

He is survived by his wife Gail, brother Edward, sisters, Bernice, Teresa, Sharon, daughters, Desiree Bennison (Brett), Andrea Youness, sons, Randall Youness (Nancy), Gary Youness (Dawn), Gene Lewis (Jihan), Matthew Lewis (Candy), 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Services for Michael will be decided at a later time by the family.

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