Dean D. Young Sr., 79, of Glen Mills, owner of Dean D. Young Insurance Agency, died of complications from neuropathy Sunday, June 6, at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media.
Mr. Young graduated from Haverford High School in Havertown and earned a bachelor's degree from Temple University. During the Korean War, he served in the Army.
After his discharge, he joined the insurance agency that his father, William, established in 1941. For several years, Mr. Young was a top producer in commercial accounts for Nationwide Insurance and taught weeklong training courses for Nationwide in Columbus, Ohio.
Though he turned over the operations of his agency to his son, Dean "Dave" Jr., 10 years ago, he continued to work until becoming ill 18 months ago, his son said.
In the 1970s, Mr. Young cofounded a youth soccer club, the Marple Newtown Soccer Association. He was past president of the Western Delaware Valley Lions Club, and past treasurer of the Havertown Optimist Club and the Penn Wynne Fire Company.
Mr. Young actively supported a Christian school in Uganda. He traveled to Africa 10 years ago for the school's dedication and visited again in 2008. He was spiritual and enjoyed reading the Bible, his son said.
Since 1952, Mr. Young had been married to his childhood sweetheart, Louise Prowell Young.
In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by a daughter, Donna Reimer, and seven grandchildren.