Elaine Ann Youngman

Elaine Ann Youngman


Elaine Ann Youngman, 60, and passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 19, 2014. Elaine was born on September 10, 1953 in New Jersey to Joseph James Youngman and Marietta Ann Ritaco. She was a very loving, private person and had a facination for all things Disney. Elaine struggled with colon cancer for the final year of her life but accepted her upcoming death gracefully. During her past 30 years she has been a Funeral Industry Professional working with Memory Gardens, Ferrara Colonial Mortuary and Omega Society.

Per Elaine’s request, there will be no service.

She now joins her family in eternal rest.


Entrusted to the care of Cremation Society of Orange Coast (800) 678-0669


  1. Thank you, Elaine, for taking me under your wing and being my mentor during my first years in the Funeral Industry. You were hardworking, non-stop, and sometimes difficult to keep up with but you never gave up on me. I miss chatting with you about our”Disney scoop” and enjoyed surprising you with a peppermint mocha frappuccino when returning from a service. You were my mortuary Mom and friend. Please give your Dad a big hug for me in Heaven and let your Mom and Sister know I wish I could have met them.
    Miss you and love you lots,

  2. Joseph Ochoa says:

    Elaine was a dear friend and colleague. I will miss her deeply. We were truly partners during our time at FCM and we leaned on each other for support often during very difficult times. She was strongly committed to getting her work done “by the book” and we worked in synergy to get things done the right way, which was often at odds with others. She faced a lot of personal and professional difficulties later in life, but now she is at peace with her family. Goodbye Elaine, my friend. I will not forget you.

  3. Daniella Marcantoni says:

    I worked beside Elaine, as I learned and got my feet wet in the funeral industry. She essentially, taught me everything I needed to know regarding administrative duties. I filed my first death certificate with her, and she often tried to protect me like I was her little sidekick.

    She always knew what was going on in the mortuary world, and always kept me up to date on the latest gossip whether it be in the real world, or the celebrity one. I think our favorite time of day was deciding which place we were going to indulge for lunch. I miss the George’s Place and Johnny Rebs’ days.

    I wasn’t aware that she was sick, but I’m glad that she was able to avoid suffering and went peacefully. You can’t forget a gal like Elaine, and I’m thankful for everything she taught me while I worked with her.

    Rest in paradise.

  4. Thank You Elaine for us reuniting after so many years, for myself even being in hospice and coming back to work in the funeral industry . We had our ups and downs but we loved each other and believing by faith that you’re resting in arms of the Lord I can’t express how helpful and hardworking you truly were my sentiments are the same from everybody else who had a comment most of all I’m grateful that you introduced me to Nicole . Joe Ochoa, Papa Joe and the rest of the people that we work with and met along the way you will be missed so rest my friend.

  5. Barbara says:

    Elaine my little spitfire!!!lol a real character for sure. I love your description when calling me ” we have one at the park like” loved it when her Italian girl came out and she spoke her mind. Amazing how you can meet someone and realize what a small world it is and that you have so many friends in common. We will all miss your feisty attitude and your sense of humor. I wish I could have spent more time with you but my 3 ring circus keeps me very busy. Send the winning lottery numbers ASAP!!!
    Rest in peace Elaine and send a message or sign now and then, I’ll be waiting ❤️❤️

  6. Glenn Abercrombie says:

    I was sorry to have heard of Elaine’s passing. We became close friends when we worked together at Memory Gardens in Brea. After we both left we stayed in contact traveling together a couple times to Las Vegas and a weekend cruise to Mexico. Elaine was one of the most caring and loving individuals that would do anything for you. That infectioius laugh and wit would bring a smile. While I am saddened that we have lost Elaine in body, it is reassuring that she has found that peace and is with her Mom, Dad and Sister. God Speed!

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