Longtime resident of Lopez Island, Steven Young died on April 20, 2014 after a 9-month illness.
Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Steve lived on the East Coast until he attended graduate school in Berkeley, CA where he completed a doctoral degree. He taught English at Pomona College from 1967 until his retirement in 2004.
Steve became a part time resident of Lopez in 1971 and moved here fulltime in 2004. He was very active in Lopez community theater, acting in several productions and most recently directing Volpone in 2013. Steve was an avid fisherman and took up Formula V racing in retirement.
Steve’s survivors include his wife, Susan; his children, Marka, Josh, Gretchen and Meredith; his stepchildren Lindsay and Jon; and his sister Mary. A memorial service will be held on Lopez, under the walnut tree at Steve and Susan’s home (78 Snowberry Lane) at noon on August 16, 2014.
Donations payable to the UW Foundation (noting ‘IMO Steve Young/Dr. Rengan’ in the memo portion of the check) may be made to a fund established in his memory to support research by Dr. Ramesh Rengan, Steve’s radiation oncologist, and mailed to:
UW Medicine Advancement
Seattle, WA 98195-8045