HOLDERNESS and NAPLES, Fla. - Eli Myron Young, 81, of Naples, Fla. and Holderness, and formerly of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013.
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He was born on Oct. 5, 1931, to Simon and Jenny (Shopnik) Young.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis (Snow) Young; sister, Winifred Blacklow (Robert); two sons from a previous marriage, Geoffrey (Claire Carpenter) and Lawrence; and granddaughter, Genevieve Young. He was a loving uncle to one niece and 10 nephews, one of whom is George Hunt who was like a third son to him.
Growing up in Boston, Eli attended Boston Latin School (the oldest continuously run school in America, founded 1635), graduating in 1949. He received his BS degree from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1953. He was a First Lieutenant (Communications Officer) in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He received a master's degree from MIT. After working for High Voltage Engineering (HVE) for many years, including assignments in Europe, he completed Harvard Business School's Management Program (PMD 19) in 1970.
Eli was one of six professionals who came from HVE or Ion Physics to found Extrion Corporation. Led by physicist Dr. Peter Rose, the team developed a new manufacturing process, which is still state of the art, using ion implantation to change the chemical properties of silicon for use in microchips. Eli served as the vice president of marketing and sales. Extrion was later bought by Varian Associates of Palo Alto, Calif.
Eli was a man of letters and numbers. He could communicate in seven languages and loved music, physics, and mathematics. Retired in 1990, he was a lover of word games, a world traveler, and an avid sportsman, engaging in baseball, tennis, and golf as well as skiing and swimming.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Rosedale Extension Cemetery on Pleasant Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Liver Foundation (online or 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, New York 10006) or to a charity of your choosing.
Published in The Concord Monitor on July 10, 2013