Clyde Hardy Young, 97, a longtime resident, died Oct. 23, 2010, at Country Manor in Coopers Mills.

Born at the family farm on Youngtown Road Feb. 6, 1913, he was a son of Winfield A. and Blanche (Hardy) Young. He attended school in Lincolnville and worked at the third-generation family farm for many years. The farm is now the Cellardoor Winery.

Clyde was very proud of his “hang out,” a log cabin that he constructed as a teenager on the side of Cameron Mountain off Youngtown Road. His father died in 1945 and he and his mother continued working with the poultry and cattle on the farm. He liked to drive the tractor around the farm and taught his niece how to drive it.

In the 1950s they sold the farm and moved to Camden, where Clyde worked landscaping and care-taking for local estates. Following the death of his mother in 1966, Clyde built a small home on Route 52 and moved there. A people person, Clyde quickly made new friends, becoming a surrogate grandfather to most of the neighborhood children. He loved animals and children, and as a young person had a pet horse named Morgan.

In 2000, he moved to 63 Washington Street in Camden, where he spent nine happy years. Clyde became a familiar face around Camden as he enjoyed daily walks, talking with people and watching the activity in town. Clyde resided for the past year at Country Manor, where he received excellent care and made many new friends.

He is survived by two nieces, Ruth Spandonis of Orlando, Fla., and Farolyn Young of Centreville, Va.; and many cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Albert Young and Bradford Young; and two sisters, Ellen Young and Carolyn Young.

A memorial service will be announced in November. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Country Manor Nursing Home, 132 Main St., Coopers Mills, ME 04341, 63 Washington St., Camden, ME 04843 or the Lincolnville Historical Society, P.O. Box 204, Lincolnville, ME 04849.

Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.