William J. Young III
1935 - 2016
Young, William J., III

Canandaigua: 1935 - 2016. Penn Quaker football star, Marine officer, world renowned salmon angler, fine artist and avid photographer, oenophile and gourmet chef, founder of Young Ideas advertising agency, creative talent behind the Harvey Wallbanger phenomenon, ornithologist, gardener, magician, cruciverbalist, world class ballbuster and best of all, incredible father, grandfather, husband, and friend.

Bill is predeceased by his first wife, Rev. Dr. Barbara Jones-Hagedorn, and survived by his loving wife, Dr. Wende Logan Young; his children Karin Young (Jim) Shiel, Betsy (Jim) Palmieri, Will (Jennifer) Young, and Oliver Young as well as grandchildren Annie, James MacKenzie, and Willa Shiel; Will and Cameron Palmieri; Henri, Regan, and Liam Young; and Alliya Joy Young.

Services in celebration of Bill's life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, Nov. 26 in Canandaigua, NY. Please visit www.RememberingYoungie.org for more information about Bill and services. Donations can be made in Bill's name to Atlantic Salmon Federation.

Published by Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Oct. 23, 2016.
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So very sorry to lose an amazing man who led a charmed life.
Poppy and Joe Holmes
November 13, 2016
Bill Young was a friend of everyone within minutes of meeting him. One day probably 3 decades ago in my early 20's, I cut out an article on Bill fascinated with his travels and love of flyfishing and learned that he might give a rookie fly fisherman a lesson. Coincidently my mom cut out the same article and actually called Bill and arranged a lesson for my birthday which in itself was an incredibly kind memory I think of often since she passed away many years ago. Upon arriving at his beautiful home Bill was quick to engage in conversation and really get to know each other's passions. After casting on the lawn and pond and discussing various casting techniques and even giving speycasting a try, Bill drove me around in his golf cart, toured his wine cellar and even visited where his favorite spot to read and write showing me his favorite books and telling stories of his fascinating life and family. I have always cherished that visit and Bill's genuine warmth and charm. Bill certainly focused on what he loved in life - family, friends, and his many passions. Thank you Bill and his family and my mom for meeting someone who has had a lasting impact on so many of us.
Pat Rogers, Brighton, NY
Pat Rogers
October 26, 2016
Youngie represented everything good about the PENN experience. He shared his experiences and took in so many of us as a "friend for life". He surely had Red and Blue in his veins.
God bless you and look after you, Youngie.
Beat Princeton
Bill Constantine
Bill Constantine
October 25, 2016
Youngie will always have a special place in my Penn coaching life. One of the great guys i had the privilege to know and work with. What a remarkable human being! He will be missed by all of his Red and Blue friends!! My prayers and thoughts to all on the passing of one of the all time great human being and alums.

Al Bagnoli
Al Bagnoli
October 25, 2016
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October 23, 2016
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