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William Lowell Young, Sr.

April 26, 1926 ~ April 27, 2021 (age 95)


William Lowell Young, Sr., of Mt. Airy died on April 27, 2021 at Lorien Life Center, Mt. Airy. Known as Bill, he was married to the late Elizabeth Ramsburg Martz Young for 71 years, and was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. 
Born on April 26, 1926, he was the son of the late William Earl and Josephine Annie Rice Young, both of the Frederick area.   
As a young man, Bill played a mean trumpet in the popular local dance band, The Stardusters. During the Second World War, although he was not old enough to enlist, Bill got permission from his mother, and proudly served on the Naval aircraft carrier Bonhomme Richard. After the war, Bill headed off to Duke University, and later Bridgewater College in Staunton, Virginia, and won a place on the champion debating teams.  Having completed college, Bill taught English and History for decades as a public school teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland. After his retirement from teaching, Bill and Elizabeth worked in real estate for a number of years, creating their own real estate company.  Bill loved boating, and was an expert ham radio operator. He was a lifelong voracious reader, particularly loving tales of sea exploration, and could comment authoritatively on almost any subject, from politics, to history, to anthropology. Bill and Elizabeth supported numerous charities, especially those for animals. 
Bill leaves behind four children: Ellen Young Callan (Michael, deceased); Will Young, Jr.; Janet Scire (Vincent); and Jenny Ramsburg, all of the area. Bill was the proud grandfather of seven: Morgan Callan Stinson, PhD; (Timothy); James Scire (Shawna); Matthew Kamachaitis; Paul Kamachaitis; Jessie Kamachaitis; and Colin Smith. Beloved grandson William Garth Young was lost to the family in April, 2019. Bill was also the proud great-grandfather of Sean and Harper Stinson, and Violet and Rory Scire. Bill leaves behind three beloved siblings, the Reverend Richard Young (Martha Carol), of California, and David Young (Dorene June) of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and one sister, Virginia Johnson, of California. Bill also fondly followed the lives of his many nieces and nephews. 
Stauffer Funeral Homes of Frederick Maryland will direct the private service and interment St. Paul's Cemetery, Utica, Maryland. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at

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