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The deep voice, imparting wise words with brevity and profundity, will be my strongest memory of a Laurentian giant. Richard Young elevated us all to think more broadly for the benefit of the students we love. While he blessed St. Lawrence with his brilliance, he probably would argue that he was the true beneficiary of his alma mater's love. I am humbled to have shared time on this earth, and at St. Lawrence, with this dear man. God bless you, Richard.
Lisa M. Cania '82, P'07
Dick and Janet Young were the first SLU trustees that I came to know as a new faculty member in the '70s. Both lent this university a great measure of distinction, arising from their idealism about the purpose of the college, their commitment to it, and their personal warmth and graciousness. In all these decades, Dick has never failed to recognize me (a feat of memory that I have growing appreciation for) and has made me feel a deep admiration for him and the college he loved.
Richard Young was a larger than life person who helped me immeasurably when I needed advice and guidance while I was Chair of the Board of Trustees. His death really saddens me and I will forever miss his sonorous voice and rock solid support of me and the University. I will never again know a man of his integrity and character and we are all poorer due to his passing.
Lawrence J. Winston '60
Before I ever met him, I felt a special bond with Richard Young for being on a course to follow him through Prof. Harry Reiff's Government Department and then Harvard Law School. We met briefly when I first arrived in Cambridge, in Judge Manley O. Hudson's office, where I went to present Harry's greetings and introduction, and Dick then worked at a crowded table with other Hudson accolytes. Then, about two decades later, we came together in alumni activities and ultimately as colleagues on the Board.
Dick was always warm and supportive, perhaps particularly so because of our similar educational and professional paths and my credentials as classmate and friend of Janet. Later I had the honor of receiving his confidence to act as his
lawyer in certain matters of importance to him. Flo and I derived great pleasure
from our periodic dinners in New York and a brief visit to Van Hornesville.
Dick's wry sense of humor, punctuated with a subtle or hearty chuckle as the event demanded, his sound judgment and encompassing love of St. Lawrence, and all its people, were a joy and inspiration to participate in.
Martin F. Richman '50