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Thomas (Tom) Young

AGE: 84 • West Brandywine, PA

Thomas (Tom) Urry Young passed away peacefully, at home at Freedom Village, West Brandywine, PA., surrounded by his entire family on April 1, 2017 at the age of 84.

Tom is survived by Sally (Schmidt) Young, his loving wife of 60 years. They were married in Wilton, CT.

He was the son of Thomas H. and Mabel (Schreiber) Young He was born on February 3, 1933 in North Bergen, N.J and was raised in Wilton, Connecticut graduating from Staples High School.

Tom served his country as a member of the U.S Army for 8 years including active duty in Korea.

Tom was a successful businessman and spent most of his career at DuPont working at locations including San Francisco, St. Louis, Brussels Belgium, Detroit, and Wilmington, DE. Retiring after 35 years at DuPont as Worldwide Director of Automotive Refinish, he then joined Finishmaster of Indianapolis as President and CEO. After retirement, he and Sally moved to their beloved lakeside home in New London, N.H.

His many hobbies included fishing, NASCAR, and eating coffee ice cream. However, his most important hobby was his grandchildren whom he cherished deeply.

He is also survived by his four children, Christine (Steve) Wright, of Holliston, MA, Tim Young of Christiana, PA., Sally Yacka of Kennett Square, PA, and Debbie (Todd) Thornton of Cape May Court House, N.J. He was a loving grandfather to his four granddaughters; Becky, Devon, Melissa, and Abby, and four grandsons; Andrew, Stephen, Thomas, and Zachary; and a great-grandchild Finn.

He was predeceased by his brothers Robert, Walter and John.

A memorial service will take place at a future date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.
Published in The News Journal on Apr. 6, 2017
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