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1947 - 2018 Notice Condolences

Relentless Entrepreneur, Beloved Father, Husband and Friend 1947- 2018, of Horsham, PA and Reno, NV completed his journey peacefully in his sleep on August 29, 2018, most likely dreaming of adventures with his family, puppy Piper, building model airplanes and fishing the eastern Sierra. He was a one of a kind entrepreneur, father, husband, mentor and CEO. An incessant dreamer with the rare work ethic to deliver on his dreams, he held over 36 patents for mechanical design and was the founder of three technology companies located in Pennsylvania; Quad Systems, Two Technologies and United Public Safety.
David was the husband and business partner of Joan Young for 32 amazing years and the beloved father of David Jr. and Sydney Young. He is also survived by his brother Robert of California, sister in law Donna and nephews Stephen (Beth) and Danny.
Born in 1947 in Glendale CA to Wilbur and Donna Young (Twiford), he was destined for a career in engineering after a childhood filled tinkering with household electronics, eventually operating a radio repair business before he had taken a single college class. He attended San Diego State and Northwestern University and was an engineer at Sprague Electric before founding Quad Systems in the early 1980's. If you remember anything about David remember his love of family, his integrity, his passion as an engineer, his generosity and his contagious laugh.
A private celebration of his life will be held for family and friends. His final resting place will be in the Sierra Nevada Mountains amongst the trees, streams and wildflowers that brought him such joy.
Published on Philly.com on Sept. 12, 2018
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