Thomas Joseph Young

  • Born: January 11, 1944
  • Died: August 7, 2020
  • Location: Media, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Homes

43 E. Baltimore Ave
Media, PA 19063
Tel. (610) 566-3400

Tribute & Message From The Family

Thomas Joseph Young, 76, died suddenly but peacefully on Friday, August 7, 2020 at his residence in Media, Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane Hunter Young; his daughter, Sarah Young Glackin (Brian); his son, TJ Young (Tracy) and grandson, Tucker Townsend Young. He also leaves behind a brother, Alan Price Young and his family.

Tom was born in Victoria, Texas on January 11, 1944 and was raised in Canadensis, Pennsylvania where he attended Barrett High School. Upon graduation, he went to Valley Forge Military College and obtained his degree in Economics from Susquehanna University. He attended the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Williams College and earned additional professional accreditations at the Wharton School of Business.

In his professional life, Tom was a successful banking executive for over 50 years specializing in lending and credit solutions for both large, multi-bank companies and small, family-owned businesses. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, he was well respected in his community selflessly offering his time and knowledge as a member of the board of directors for several local organizations to include: The Community Arts Center, Wallingford, Pennsylvania; the Hedgerow Theatre and the Acts Legacy Foundation. He was also an active member of the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church.

An avid sportsman throughout his life, Tom cherished his family's hunting tradition and retelling a lifetime of related stories. He enjoyed golf and paddle tennis and had a passion for reading and travel (despite his trepidation with planes and bridges). Most of all Tom loved spending time with his beloved family and friends. He was a connoisseur of single malt scotch, fine wines and always the consummate host. He welcomed a good puzzle, a game of chess and just about anything that involved his 9 year old grandson, who describes his PopPop as "very smart and a great teacher".

A 'Celebration of Life' will be held at a future date. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Community Arts Center, Wallingford, Pennsylvania, the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church and the Acts Legacy Foundation.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Jane,Sarah, TJ and Family:
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hoping that all of you have his legacy live on. Keep the memories close to your heart and celebrate what a fantastic guy he was. It is always a shock whether it was expected or not expected and we are hoping he is at peace. Sending love to all of you.
George, Candy & Families

Posted by ANNE WILSON - CHESTERTOWN, MD - Family   August 21, 2020

How saddened Jim and I were to learn of your sudden loss of Tom, your husband, father of your children and grandfather. He leaves a large legacy of pleasure in helping his community move forward both professionally and within the various organizations that he worked with. I had the pleasure of serving on the Hedgerow Board with him, and loved how he listened carefully, weighed what each person had to say and then wove it altogether with his vision. Thinking of all of you as you sort through wonderful memories and begin to move forth together.
Jim and Susan Audley
Rose Valley, PA

Posted by Susan and Jim Audley - Rose Valley - Friend   August 19, 2020

Jane, What a shock! Pam and I share your grief. And in doing so, we bring up images of the true friend that Tom was throughout our 40 years in Rose Valley. Social, outgoing, always ready for a laugh or an idea. Whether seeing the two of you down at the Old Mill or sharing a glass at the 707 Club Dinners, the occasion always picked up when Tom joined in. Our hearts go out to you and TJ and Sarah.

Posted by Kurt & Pam Medina - Atlantic Beach, FL - friend   August 13, 2020

Jane, Sarah and TJ, Tom was a treasured friend for some 40+ years and will be truly missed. So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Susan Lindsey - Aston, PA - Family Friend   August 13, 2020

Sarah, when there are no words, know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Liz Dawson - Washington, DC - Friend   August 13, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. My deepest condolences to family, friends, all who knew and loved him. Anne Merson

Posted by Anne Merson - St. Davids, PA - Acquaintance   August 12, 2020

A beautiful and very touching tribute to Uncle Tom. He will be missed. xoxox, Christy Luth Andrisen

Posted by Christy L. Andrisen - Denver, CO - Family   August 12, 2020

Sarah, TJ and Mrs. Young, my condolences on your loss, from the Tagliaterra's.

Posted by Gene Tagliaterra - Wallingford, PA - Friend   August 12, 2020

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