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Obituary: Albert A. Young

Albert A. Young

Albert A. Young died on June 4, 2009 at the age of 91. He was born in Sea Cliff and lived there all of his life. He graduated from the NYS Merchant Marine Academy in 1939. He served as a PT Boat captain during WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V. While serving in the South Pacific, he rescued the crew of another PT Boat that had been destroyed.

After the war, Albert was an independent marine surveyor for 30 years. He was an avid sailor all of his life. In 1933, he won the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound Championship in a Wee Scot. Subsequently, he actively raced an International One Design for many years. Albert also taught sailing to children in a Sea Cliff Village sponsored program.

Albert was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Reverend Christopher Yongs Family Society, the PT Boater Veterans Association and the New York Yacht Club. He was a charter member of the Sea Cliff Yacht Club. He served as historian for the Sea Cliff Landmarks Committee.

Albert is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Young; a sister Audrey Dadson; two stepchildren, William Wesp and Susan Naylor; a granddaughter Jennifer Naylor; and by nieces and nephews.

All services are private, further information Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head.