Donald McColl Young, 84, of West Stockbridge, passed away peacefully May 9, 2020, in Pittsfield. He was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, son of the late Robert M. and Ruth K. Young.
Don initially worked in advertising at Gulf and Western in New York City, and he and his first (late) wife Jane H. Young raised their three boys in West Norwalk, Connecticut. He then moved to West Stockbridge and worked with the late Gordon Rose in real estate development in western Massachusetts, where he eventually settled. He was a creative soul who always wanted to understand people and current events. He maintained a lifelong love of foreign languages, especially Spanish, as well as parades and opera. He was witty and excelled verbally. In his day, he was an excellent tennis player, often competing for the Roton Point Championship in Connecticut, and was an avid skier for many years, driving his family to Maine in a station wagon after a grueling week at work, with three kids, one dog and three cats. He loved skiing in Maine, especially at Sunday River, and enjoyed many winters and summers in Poland Spring, Maine. Don met Susan on a date Feb. 17, 1993, and they stayed together since then and married July 31, 2019. He loved dancing on the dancefloor. He taught her how to ski, play golf and just how to enjoy life. Don had a wry sense of humor, a keen interest in human nature, and a love of cats, golf and the New England Patriots. Many will miss him. Rest in peace, Don.
Don is survived by his wife, Susan Mary Armata; his three children: David M. Young, Michael H. Young and spouse M. Katherine McCaston, and Gregory S. Young and spouse Catharine K. Young; brother Douglas K. Young and spouse Lori Young; and sister Diane Monaco.
Expressions of sympathy in Don’s memory may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.