Samuel Alexander Young Jr., insurance manager, dies

He had worked for Home Beneficial Life for 20 years

March 27, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Samuel Alexander Young Jr., a retired insurance company manager and Korean War veteran, died March 19 of lung cancer at his Sykesville home. He was 82.

The son of an insurance salesman and a homemaker, Mr. Young was born in Baltimore and raised on Norman Avenue.

He was a 1946 Calvert Hall College High School graduate and served in the Army for four years during the Korean War. He attained the rank of sergeant.

Mr. Young worked for Conoco Oil before going to work in 1969 for Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co., where he was staff manager until retiring in 1989.

He was a Civil War buff and had collected a large library on the subject, said his wife of 43 years, the former Kathleen McLaughlin.

An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hiking, bird-watching and camping.

"His favorite place to camp was Fort Frederick," said Mrs. Young.

Mr. Young was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Eldersburg, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Young is survived by a son, Gordon Young of Ellicott City; a stepson, Kenneth Snee of Catonsville; two stepdaughters, Diane Eagle of Eldersburg and Noreen Konops of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Another stepson, Kevin Snee, died in 1981.

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