Louis Young Esq.
Born 1908 in New York City, NY
Died 12/7/2005 in Delray Beach, FL


Louis Young, 97, died Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in Delray Beach, Florida. Born in New York City in 1908, Mr. Young was the eldest son of the late Frank and Eta Young. Mr. Young was a resident of Syracuse for 90 years until moving to Florida in 2000. Mr. Young was the husband of the late Harriet S. Young who died on November 30, 2005. He is survived by his twin sons, Robert of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Richard of Coral Springs, Florida; four grandchildren, Mathew, Bradley, Susanna and Max, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Young was a graduate of Central High School and graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1930 where he was a member of its Board of Visitors. Mr. Young was a longtime attorney in Syracuse, spending his entire legal career as a trial attorney with Melvin and Melvin. He was active in the Onondaga County Bar Association, serving as its president in 1967 and he received its Distinguished Lawyer award in 1976. He was also active in the New York State Bar Association, serving in the House of Delegates and as its Secretary from 1980 to 1984. He was a member of the American Bar Association and was elected in 1969 as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Young was a veteran of World War II. He served as an infantry rifleman in the Italian Campaign in the 5th Army, 88th Division from 1943 to 1945. He became a 1st Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps in January 1945 and left the Army in 1946 with the rank of Captain. He earned the Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Medal with two stars and the World War II Victory Medal. Mr. Young was active in the Syracuse community. He was a member of Temple Adath Yeshurun and active in the Syracuse Jewish Welfare Federation. He was active in the Hiscock Legal Aid Society and served as its president in 1968. He served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Home of Central New York, now known as Menorah Park. He was a member of the Philo Lodge of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York for 75 years. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Syracuse University College of Laws Law College Association in 1990. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2005, at Temple Adath Yeshurun, 450 Kimber Road, Syracuse. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Temple. Burial will follow in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery. A memorial service for Louis and Harriet Young will be conducted on Thursday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Gleneagles Country Club in Delray. Contributions may be made to Menorah Park, East Genesee Street, Syracuse or The Louis and Harriet Young Scholarship Fund, c/o Syracuse University School of Law. birnbaum funeral service inc
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on Dec. 9, 2005
Burial Location
Harriet (Sorge) Young
Born 1920
Died 2005 in Delray Beach, FL