Central High School Philadelphia 214th Class
William J. Young III
We were deeply saddened to hear of Bill Young's passing. Steve Green reported that Bill passed away on September 26th, 2016. 'He was on a difficult road to recovery from a stroke, but pneumonia took him from us. He was a good guy!'
Bill Young gave us this descriptive autobiographic statement regarding his life leading up to the Fiftieth Reunion.
' It has been a great 50 years. There have been some real up times and a couple of real bummers. After Central I went to Bates College in Maine and while there meat my first wife and the mother of my 3 (now grown – all over 40) children. I got a MBA at Columbia University and after eight years of both corporate and entrepreneurial jobs in NYC, I moved to Washington DC area where I still am today. I had a two year appointment in the federal government and then went back to the consulting industry where I remain having served at the senior corporate level as well as in several entrepreneurial positions. I was divorced and remarried to a great woman who later was cut down by ALS after 24 years of marriage. She added my stepdaughter to the family. But I am meant to have a partner so I am married for the third time and Diane has three children and four grandchildren. My kids gave us four other grandchildren so I now have seven grown children and eight grandchildren. I am still very active in business, church and community. I even play – well try to – play golf. Bill and Diane moved to Millsboro, DE a few years ago after living in Reston, VA for many years. Bill was deeply religious, and was active in many church activities in Rehoboth Beach, DE.'He was deeply religious and was active in many church activities in Rehoboth Beach, DE, including helping run its soup kitchen and providing prison ministry.