Posted Jul. 25, 2016 at 10:32 AM
PENN YAN –
Penn Yan Police have identified the man who died last week the roof of
the Walgreen's Drug Store on the corner of Liberty and Elm Streets in
Police Chief Mark Hulse reports that Christopher A. Young, 54, of
Farmington, was admitted to the roof of Walgreens by internal access
Tuesday, July 19 to clean the roof drains. There he suffered a heart
related incident and died.
As an independent contractor hired by the Walgreens Corp., Hulse says no
one at the store knew Young's name nor noticed when he did not come down
from the roof. Young's unattended vehicle was later reported to police
who attempted to contact him, but the connection to the man who went up
on the roof was not made until store employees checked the store
security video, and then discovered his body on the roof at 2:10 p.m.
Young's name was withheld by police until his family had been notified.
He lived alone with no one to report him missing. Hulse says Young had
only a sister living near him, but it was not unusual for them to be out
of touch for periods of time.
Young's body was removed to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital where
the post mortem was performed by a local pathologist, Dr. Dean, who
ruled the death to be by natural causes related to the heart.
Local Walgreens store management referred all questions to Walgreen’s
Corporation Media Relations Dept. personnel, who refused to comment.
On Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 4:29:49 PM UTC-4, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
See the other thread, a lot of evidence it is. Stormin's last post here wa
s on July 19. The police say the person that died at Walgreens went to the
roof on that day, to clean roof drains. That was the type of work that
Stormin could have been doing, right? I know he lived in upstate NY, not
sure where, but the death is in upstate. And someone tracked down the
address of the person that died on google earth and verified it was a
trailer, Stormin lived in a trailer.
Yes, as you said, it appears to be true.
Very sad news. I always enjoyed his posts. He had a good sense of humor,
posted some really clever stuff, and he genuinely tried to be helpful in his
posts in response to others' questions.
Someone here had posted his possible/probable address in Farmington, NY and
was looking for a "Street View" map of his address. I searched the address
on BingMaps.com and it also showed a link for that address which was
http://www.chrisyoungsshop.com/wordpress/ and that link referred to the
kinds of things he did such as locksmithing, heating/refrigeration, etc.
BingMaps.com has what is called a "Birds Eye" view setting that gives a good
aerial view of his address.
I also looked up the address of the Walgreen's in the article ( 226 Liberty
Street, Penn Yan, NY ) at BingMaps.com and did a Bird's Eye view of that
Although there is no way to really be sure just from the news article, but I
suspect that he did not suffer in his passing even though the article said
that he was not found for a number of days. I say this based several
factors. He apparently was up on a flat roof based on the Bird's Eye view
of the property and got access from inside the Walgreen's. So, he was in an
open space and not "stuck" somewhere. And, I assume that he had a cell
phone. So, if he was conscious, but suffering in any way (chest pain,
trouble breathing, dizziness, etc), he would have called 9-1-1. My guess is
that is simply had a "cardiac event", such as what is sometimes called
"sudden cardiac death" (and/or an episode of V-fib -- "ventricular
fibrillation") which basically just causes someone to immediately pass out
unconscious and, if not corrected/resolved, the person never wakes up. In
other words, no suffering -- almost like falling asleep. I only mention
this because in situations similar to this, people always wonder if the
person was alone and suffering for a long time before dying. My guess is
that he never even knew what happened, he just had an arrhythmia and
immediately passed out unconscious and never woke up.
One of his last posts here that I was able to find was the following, which
was an example of his good natured sense of humor that will be missed. He
SUBJECT: Danny D bettting Pool on refrigerator (July 13, 2016)
Some out there has to have experience running
a betting pool. Will Danny D repair his
refrigrator, or replace? What date? And will
he choose the outcome, or will his wife
issue an executive order?
My vote is: replace. June 21. By EO.
On Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 4:39:18 PM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
"Upstate NY" constitutes a very large part of the state. I can see how from
"not sure where" leaves a smidgen of doubt. Allow me to clear that up for y
Being very familiar with the area in which Stormy lived based on clues he h
as given over the
years, I have no doubt that this is he. Farmington is one Thruway exit from
Rochester and Penn Yan is about 35 miles farther south. There are lots of
clues in Stormy's posts that he was from the
Lots of people commute from the Farmington (and even Penn Yan) area to work
(and attend church) in Rochester. My travels take me to that part of NY qu
ite often. This is he.
On Thu, 4 Aug 2016 13:39:11 -0700 (PDT), trader_4 wrote:
He often talked of being a locksmith and doing refrigeration. The area
in NY state matches. The address will get you to a satillite view of a
trailer park and he often said that was where he lived.
On 08/04/2016 02:30 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
Chris Young's lock shop in Farmington certainly sounds like him:
Mobile service since 1986. Locksmith services: Repair or install locks.
Rekey, recreate lost keys. Unlocking, too. Refrigeration and
refrigerator repair. We repair freon devices such as refrigerators. Both
household and commercial equipment. Air conditioning. We repair and
install AC in homes and business. Low on freon? We can help.
Unless there's another Christopher Young in Farmington NY. I picked on
him but I'll miss him.
Same here. I used to see his posts on many newsgroups besides this one
and always wondered if he spent ALL his time on the computer. I had some
fun screwing with him over the years, but it was all in fun.
I did find it rather shocking to learn he lived alone, knowing how
mormons usually have multiple wives... Then I always thought, how could
he spend so much time on the internet and satisfy all his wives at the
same time.... (Did his computer have a multitasking sex port, which
allowed his to post to usenet while having sex?)
I too will miss him. When I first read this thread, I thought it was
just someone with the same name, but after reading all the efforts many
of you have put into investigating this, It appears it really is him.
He will be missed here.
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