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MANALAPAN, FLA. - Daniel E. Young, 83, born on June 28, 1929, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Daniel J. Young and Jean Campbell Young, died Friday, March 29, 2013, in Manalapan, Florida.
"Big Dan Young Chevy dealin' man," an inspiring entrepreneur, always sought a new challenge. He built his career and his legacy in the automotive retail business. His success and intuition led him into real estate and other business ventures.
An eternal optimist and passionate leader, Dan was engaged in many philanthropic and community endeavors throughout his life. He was proud of his humble beginnings in Lawrence Township and was an unwavering supporter of the community. Dan nurtured the dreams and upstarts of many budding entrepreneurs. He was interested in and supported Scripps Research, City of Hope, Hospice of Palm Beach County, Northwood University, Lawrence Township Foundation, Noble House, the Gulf Stream School, the JFK Medical Center Foundation as a director, and the International Society of Palm Beach. Dan was a member of the Indianapolis Auto Trade Association.
Dan and Valarie Christopher celebrated life through their travels around the globe and at home in Manalapan, Florida and Flat Rock, North Carolina.
In addition to his brother, John, and sister, Beverly Sinkin, he is survived by his wife, Shirley Pollard Young, and their children, Alan V. Young, Cathy Young Dyer, William A. Young, and Jennifer Young Taggart; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Dan Young was an inspiration; a great man who touched the hearts of so many. He was the kind of man you can only hope to have the fortune to know in your lifetime. He left an indelible impression. His passing is the end of an era.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dan Young Research Fund at Scripps Research, 130 Scripps Way-4B2, Jupiter, Florida, 33458.
A celebration of Dan's life will be held at a later date.
Published in The Times-News from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2013