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Marvin O. Young

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Marvin O. Young Obituary
Young, Marvin O. of Warson Woods passed from this life January 13, 2013 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of 61 years of Sue Mathews Young; dear son of the late Otto C. Young and Irene Barlage Young, dear father of Victoria (Bradley Pickard) Young of Cincinnati, OH and Kendall M. (Caroline) Young of Des Peres; loving grandfather of Kayla, Marissa, Ellery, Kory and Griffin Young; dear brother of Doris (Howard) Moye, Lorene Ellerbrake, Sally (Paul) Westermeyer, Sandra Burke, the late Otis (Rowena) Young and the late Kermit Young. Marvin was born in Union, MO on April 4, 1929. He graduated magna cum laude from Westminster College in 1951. He attended Michigan Law School where he served as the associate editor of the Michigan Law Review and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1954. Marvin served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force where he attained the rank of Captain. He began his civilian legal career with Thompson & Mitchell in St. Louis. In 1958 he worked as attorney for Missouri Farmers Association in Columbia, MO. He returned to St. Louis in 1968 when he became Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Peabody Coal Co. serving as General Counsel for 17 years. In 1986 he joined Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, a St. Louis law firm, and practiced law as a partner for more than 20 years. He enjoyed serving on the Board of Trustees of Westminster College for many years including four years as Chairman. For nine years he served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Churchill Memorial and Library and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the college in 1990. For 18 years he was city attorney for Warson Woods where he and Sue resided for over 45 years. He also served for six years on the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. He was a member of Rotary Club of St. Louis, Masonic Lodge, Round Table of St. Louis and the Shrine at Moolah Temple. He was a member of St. Lucas United Church of Christ. Marvin was an avid jazz music fan, pianist and composer. For many years he played piano in a five-piece combo, The Youngsound, and for the Gateway City Big Band. Services: Visitation will be held at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, on Friday, January 18 from 4-8 pm. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 pm on Saturday, January 19 also at Bopp Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Marvin O. and Sue C. Young Endowed Schol arship at Westminster College, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2013
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