Edwin Reynolds "Rusty" Young
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.
May 28, 1933 -
March 10, 2006
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 email@example.com,
or by visiting www.RememberingRusty.com.
Reprinted from The Seattle Times, March 19, 2006