Carl H. Young

  • "So sorry to hear of Carl's passing. We flew in the Congo..."
    - Allen Richman
  • "Mary Lynne and Knute - We were so sorry to hear about Carl...."
    - Ann, Woody and Ralph
  • "Carl was the most unique personality I've ever met and/or..."
    - Alan & Patty Stone
  • "We were deeply saddened to hear of Carl's passing. Mary..."
    - Pierce and Tandy Theakston
  • "Father Carl was indeed gracious and kind. In addition to..."
    - Robin Fannon

YOUNG, CARL H., 81, of Coral Gables, died unexpectedly at home July 9, 2014. Born in Syracuse NY. He graduated from Cornell University where he met the love of his life Mary Lynne Waller who survives him. They were married for 58 years. His love of family and Mary Lynne was only rivaled by his love of flying. His career in aviation took them around the world. His adventures in the Belgian Congo flying for the UN in the late 50s and later in Communist China and Israel flying for non-sched "airlines" were told by him in vivid, often humorous and sometimes hair raising detail to friends and family. He made good on his promise to Mary Lynne with many trips to Europe, South America and the Orient. They lived for some time in Sri Lanka and Ireland.His proudest achievement was rising through the ranks of pilots at Eastern Airlines to become Manager of the Flight Test and Engineering Department. He was involved in the design of the Boeing 757 aircraft and took delivery of the first of many 757s for Eastern. Travel led to an adventurous taste for great food and wine, and he was an active member of the International Wine and Food Society. Cabinetmaking and especially sailing were other interests of his. He had several SORC Circuits under his belt and navigated the 44' ketch Jennie Rose to first overall in the 1982 Ft. Lauderdale to Key West race. Carl's family and many friends will profoundly miss his warmth, unfailing politeness and grace, ability to tell riveting and humorous stories, and love of a good time, especially the holidays with family and friends. Carl is survived by his wife, Mary Lynne, son Carl III, (Knute), and grandchildren Hannah and Craig Young. A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew the Apostle \Episcopal Church in South Miami where he served on the vestry. Details to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Matthew's or to Thomas Armour Youth Ballet.
Published in the Miami Herald on July 13, 2014
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