William P. Young, 64

August 11, 2011
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May 17, 1947-Aug. 9, 2011

William Princeton Young of Hagerstown went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at home with family by his side.

Born May 17, 1947, he was the oldest son of Charles and Beatrice Young, who both preceded him in death.

He was educated in the Washington County Public School System and graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1965. He received his Associate of Arts degree in 1971 from Hagerstown Community College. In 1980, he graduated from the University of Maryland University College summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in human services and a Bachelor of Science degree in urban planning. In 1985, Princeton was awarded a Master of Arts degree in community counseling and gerontology from Hood College in Frederick, Md.

For many years he was employed by the Division of Corrections in various capacities, including as a psychology associate. He was later appointed as assistant warden at Maryland Correctional Training Center, where he served until his retirement in 2003. His passion was to work with adolescents, providing counseling services to students in special education. He felt especially privileged to have worked as a crisis intervention counselor at the Antietam Academy High School.

Princeton, as he was affectionately known, left this earthly home with dignity, respect and all the love any man could ask for. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.

He leaves to mourn his wife of 34 years, Shelby Jean Young, and daughters, Teresa Hull (Dennis), Wanda Kneasel and Beverly Corse; one son, Roger Repp (Kim) and a special sister-in-law, Patricia Hepner, as well as two brothers, Elder Raymond Young (Sherrie) of Hagerstown and the Rev. David Young (Berneda) of Baltimore; and two sisters, Maretta Brown (Edward) and Nancy Burnett, both of Hagerstown. He was preceded in death by one brother, Henry "Phillip" Young. He will surely be missed by his 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown. There will be a viewing Saturday at 10 a.m., with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, with the Rev. David W. Young and Elder Raymond M. Young officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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