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Obituary: David Sherman Young

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David Sherman Young, 90, of Longboat Key, Washington, D.C., and Newton, Mass., died Nov. 24.

Mr. Young was born in Lynn, Mass and graduated from Lynn English High School. He lived in the Waban village area of Newton, Mass., from 1960 to 1992 and on Longboat Key from 1992 to 2013. He lived in Washington, D.C., at the time of his death.

A longtime executive sales manager for M. Brown Office Furniture, in Boston, Mr. Young was the patriarch of three generations of graduates from his alma mater, Tufts University, from which he graduated in 1945.

A World War II Navy veteran, he was known by many as “the nicest guy in the world.” He was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast, especially when cheering on the Boston Braves and Red Sox. He loved all Boston sports equally.

Mr. Young was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Barbara Brown Young. He is survived by his children, Mark, of Chevy Chase, Md., and James, of Needham, Mass; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Stanley, of North Andover, Mass.; and sister, Marilyn, of Framingham, Mass.

A funeral service was held Nov. 26, at the Washington Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, in Washington, D.C. A graveside memorial service was held Nov. 28, at the Temple Mishkan Tefila Memorial Park, in Roxbury, Mass., followed by a remembrance in Needham.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Everybody Wins! DC, 1213 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 or the Sam Brown Memorial Fund at Mass General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114.



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