Albert L. Younger IV

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    - Vicki Anderson
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    - Mike, Tina, & Girls Scarpino
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Albert L. Younger IV, 64, of Westminster, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at home.

Born March 13, 1948, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Albert L. Younger III and Stella Sheckles Younger; and was the foster son of the late Francis de Paul and Mary Whitehurst. He was the husband of Wanda H. Younger.

He was a contractor, dog trainer and breeder of German Shepherds for many years. After being diagnosed with cancer seven years ago, he turned his full attention to dog training and breeding German Shepherds.

He especially enjoyed having two of his Shepherds perform on stage at the Kennedy Center with Placido Domingo in nine Wagner operas, where he was listed as the dog trainer for the Washington National Opera and the Kennedy Center.

He enjoyed teaching children in 4-H to train their dogs and watching the children become successful and self-confident. He would remind the children to be patient and practice.

He enjoyed his work and found enjoyment in working with the dogs and their handlers at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore and seeing the dogs become more competent at obedience and drug and bomb detection work.

He enjoyed volunteering with the 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program. In addition, he liked helping deliver puppies.

He had articles written about him in the Carroll County Times, the Baltimore Gazette, and Carroll Magazine.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sister and brother-in-law Althea and James Furbay, of Littlestown, Pa.; nieces and nephews; stepsons and daughters-in-law Eddie and Monica Calwell, of Westminster, and Jeffrey and Daria Calwell, of Columbia; and a granddaughter, Kylie Rose Calwell, of Westminster.

Per his request, his body is being donated to the Anatomy Board of Maryland.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Published in Carroll County Times on June 2, 2012