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Richard A. Young, M.D., 89

September 11, 2010
  • Richard A. Young, M.D.
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-SEPT. 8, 2010

Richard A. Young, M.D., 89, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Washington County Hospital.

Born in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was the son of the late J. Atlee and Edith Potter Young.

After graduating from Hagerstown High School in 1939 and Gettysburg College and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he was a practicing physician in Washington County for more than 40 years, 25 of which was in the pediatric partnership of Drs. Bacon and Young.

He was a past president of the Washington County Medical Society and served two years as the chief of staff of Washington County Hospital. He was a member of the Medical and Chiurgical Faculty of Maryland. He was a member of the Academy of Pediatrics. He was a medical consultant with the Maryland State Board of Education for 23 years and had served as director on the Board of the Brook Lane Psychiatric Center. He was a member of the Washington County Association of Retarded Citizens and provided many hours of medical service on their behalf. He had served as captain in World War II medical corps from 1943 to 1949.

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He was a past president of the American Heart Association of Maryland, receiving its Gold Heart Award in 1974. He had served on the executive committee of the Maryland Blue Cross Board and organized the Washington County Community Services Council. He had served as chairman of The Salvation Army Advisory Board and was a life member. He was also a life member of the P.T.A.

He was a member and past commander of the United States Power Squadron in Hagerstown and was a past president of the Hagerstown Exchange Club and past president of the Mason Dixon Exchange Clubs.

In 1965, he was presented the State of Maryland Outstanding Physicians Award for community service to its citizens.

After relocating to Williamsport, he was the charter president of the Williamsport Rotary Club and later he was governor of Rotary International District 7350. He was a Paul Harris Fellow with five sapphires.

He was a member of Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge No. 116, the Trenton Scottish Rite and Ali Ghan Shrine. He also was a member of B.P.O.E. No. 378.

He was a member and had served in the choir and as a councilman of Zion Lutheran Church of Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife, Martha L. (Terry) Young; daughter, Marlene A. Hubbell of North Carolina; and a son, Dr. Rondall A. Young of North Carolina; stepdaughter, Rebecca Sue Hampson of Baltimore, Md.; niece, Patricia Giannakis and husband, Steve, of Odenton, Md.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Cosette A. Markell.

Services will be conducted by the Rev. W. Gregory Martin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rotary International Foundation, c/o Williamsport Rotary Club, Box 537, Williamsport, MD 21795 or to Zion Lutheran Church of Williamsport.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.douglasfiery.com.

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