D. Young
Thursday
9
December

Visitation atFuneral Home

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Kelley Funeral Home
125 Pitman Ave.
Pitman, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
9
December

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Kelley Funeral Home
125 Pitman Ave.
Pitman, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
9
December

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Hillcrest Memorial Park
PO Box 233
Pitman, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of D. Russell Young

David Russell Young Jr. Esq., age 83 years, died December 3rd. Born in Cape May Court House, was raised in Pitman along with his brother Bill. He graduated from Pitman High School in 1955 and attended Rutgers University and Rutgers Law School. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1966 and became a Sargent. During his time in college, he was a member of Kappa Sigma Upsilon and made many lifelong friends. They had festive New Year's Eve Parties, weekend shore visits and traveled the world together. After meeting on a blind date, Russell met the love of his life, Eleanor Ebert, and they were married December 5, 1968. Together they raised their daughters, Alison and Meredith. He was a devoted father who enjoyed family outings including snake hunts, canoe trips and vacations to Stone Harbor. Russ was a member of the bar association in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey for many years. He served on the Borough of Pitman Council 1978-1983 as a Councilman, Council President, and Director of Finance and Audit. As an avid reader, he served on the Board of Trustees for McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman. He enjoyed antiquing and model railroading, driving around South Jersey with Eleanor in the MG. Summers were spent in Ocean City, NJ with his family and grandchildren, later they bought a camper in Strathmere. Survived by daughters Alison (Tad) Derenberger and Meredith Young, grandchildren; Tad Jr, Tess, Thomas and Tyson Derenberger, and Katherine, Claudia, Gabrielle and Isabel Young-Severson. Friends may call on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 9 – 11AM in the KELLEY FUNERAL HOME, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. Funeral service at 11AM. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Those desiring may make donations to McCowan Memorial Library, 15 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ 08071. Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com.
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