Who We Are : Our Staff

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Staff members of Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Our Team

Stephen Young

Stephen Young

Owner/ Manager/ Funeral Director

Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: 5704797656

Steve is a 3rd generation funeral director carrying on the kindness and compassion of his father and grandfather. A 1993 graduate from Abington Heights High School, Steve pursued his career in Funeral Service at Simmons Mortuary Institute in Syracuse, NY. Graduating in 1996, Steve has been a licensed funeral director for the past 20+ years.

Karen Davis Rickaby

Karen Davis Rickaby

Pre Arrangement Counselor

Phone: 570 586-7821

Karen is a lifelong resident of the Abingtons and graduated in 1993 from Abington Heights High School and in 1997 from East Stroudsburg University.  

She is a member of Countryside Community Church in Newton Township and has served as our in-house lay speaker doing funeral services for our clientele.

Karen is an asset to our community and now to Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, helping serve our clientele. We are very honored to have her as part of our team.


Andrew Sobolak

Andrew Sobolak

Licensed Apprentice

Andrew is a lifelong resident of Scranton and graduated in 2007 from Bishop Hannan High School and in 2012 from the University of Scranton.

He graduated in 2019 from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and is currently a licensed apprentice.  He is also a member of the Waverly Lodge #301.

Andrew's knowledge and professionalism make him a strong resource to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and the Scranton/Clarks Summit and surrounding areas he serves.