Edwin Reynolds "Rusty" Young
May 28, 1933 - March 10, 2006

Edwin R. "Rusty" Young was a native of Seattle, the son of Ray A. Young and Laura Dale Lomax Young. He graduated from West Seattle High School in 1951 and went on to the University of Washington, where he was a member of Wa Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Senior Football Manager with Coach John Cherberg, and was inducted into two UW honoraries: Oval Club and Fir Tree. Following college, Mr. Young served in the US Army Reserve, spending active duty time at Fort Lee, Virginia and then several years as part of the 455th Quartermaster Base Depot USAR unit based in Seattle. He rose to the rank of Captain and served as the Company Commander for three years.

In business, Mr. Young joined the bonding and insurance firm of Dawson and Feek in 1957 and worked extensively with the construction industry for many years. He became senior vice-president of the firm, was president of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of King County, president of Toastmaster Dawn Patrol at the Washington Athletic Club, and served as president of the Northwest Construction Council, Associated General Contractors. Dawson and Co., of which he was a principal, merged with a national firm, Corroon and Black, and Mr. Young was appointed to the Construction Industry Division of that firm. He was elected to the board of the National Association of Insurance Brokers, and earned the professional degrees of CPCU and ARM. He also held an Overseas Insurance Executive certification from Lloyds of London, earned while studying in 1982 in London. Mr. Young was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of University Lodge 141 of the Seattle Valley Scottish Rite where he served as Wise Master, Rose Croix, and was a member of Nile Temple and Royal Order of Jesters, Court 52, all of Seattle.

He was a Founder and Director of Pacifica Bank in Bellevue, WA. He was also elected to the Tyee Board of Advisors of the UW Athletic Department, and was a member of the Tyee Club. Mr. Young purchased Worthington Insurance in Bothell, WA in 1986 and built it into a leading local brokerage firm over a period of fifteen years. During that time he served as president of the Northshore Chamber of Commerce, the Northshore Rotary Club, and president of the King County Chapter, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Mr. Young also chaired a major fund-raising activity for the Family Center in Northshore for the YMCA in 2001. He was a member of the WAC, de Anza Country Club (Borrego Springs, CA) and the Seattle Golf Club.

He is survived by his wife, Deanna D. Young; daughter, Nancy Young and her husband, Jeff MacDonald (San Juan Island, WA); son, Dean Young and his wife, Gretchen Young (Kenmore, WA); and daughter, Lauren Young and her husband, Kelly Traw (Seattle); six grandchildren; and one brother, Hollister R. Young (Poulsbo, WA).

At his request there will be a private cremation. Memorial contributions may be sent to Scottish Rite Center for Language Disorders, 1155 Broadway Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102, or to the Northshore Rotary Scholarship Foundation, Rotary, P.O. Box 173, Bothell, WA 98041, or the Borrego Springs Rotary Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 1593, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.

The family requests that friends share their memories and/or photos of Rusty by sending them to P.O. Box 625, Bothell, WA 98041, emailing rememberingrusty@hotmail.com, or by visiting www.RememberingRusty.com.

Reprinted from The Seattle Times, March 19, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

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