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DONALD EDWARD YOUNG

Born: June 13, 1922
Died: March 30, 2012

U.S. VeteranDONALD EDWARD YOUNG, LOVING HUSBAND OF BILLE YOUNG, FATHER OF LYNDA LANGE, PATRICIA ELLIS, AND PHILLIP YOUNG, PROUD GRANDFATHER OF SEVEN AND GREAT GRANDFATHER OF THREE, PASSED PEACEFULLY INTO THE LOVING ARMS OF JESUS MARCH 30TH 2012. DONALD SERVED AS A COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER IN THE INFANTRY DURING WWII. FOLLOWING HIS TIME OF SERVICE HE ACHIEVED HIS PhD FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, HE JOINED MURA LABORATORY TO BEGIN HIS LIFE’S WORK HELPING TO UNDERSTAND THE PHYSICAL WORLD THROUGH RESEARCH INTO HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON HIRED INTO FERMI NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY AND LED THE FABRICATION OF THE 50 MeV LINAC, BEFORE SERVING AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE ACCELERATOR DIVISION. HE RETIRED IN 1990 AND WAS THE FIRST OFFICAL SCIENTIST EMERITUS FOR THE LABORATORY. IN HIS LIFE HE ACCOMPLISHED MANY THINGS FROM RESEARCH SCIENTIST, UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, PRESIDENT OF PAC, CONSULTANT, AND NATIONAL ADVISOR TO US CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES. HE WAS ALSO A FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY; HOWEVER, THE THING HE WAS MOST PROUD OF WAS HIS FAMILY, AND HIS UNYIELDING PASSION FOR HIS WIFE OF 64 YEARS, BILLE. VISITATION 4-8 PM MONDAY 4/2/12, AT TOON FUNERAL HOME, 4920 MAIN ST. DOWNERS GROVE, IL. FUNERAL SERVICE TUESDAY 4/3/12. 10 AM AT ST ANDREWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1125 FRANKLIN, DOWNERS GROVE, IL. INTERMENT CLARENDON HILLS CEMETERY, DARIEN.

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