William Berkeley Young

October 25, 1942 - December 15, 2010
William Berkeley Young

William B. Young 68, of Southport died Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at his home.

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  • December 21, 2010
    Linc Reed-Nickerson says:
    I volunteered with "Windmill" at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA. I looked forward to Bill joining us for breakfast at Starbucks, and after the workday was done he would join us in my motor home for libations before dinner. Bill was a cat lover, and he rescued a stray that I named "A.J." who now lives with us in the motor home which is now parked outside our radio station in Burns. Because I was acquiring radio properties her called me "Rupert." My wife and I will miss him. A missing man formation, please.

  • February 11, 2011
    Lorraine Rochefort says:
    Bill will be missed among those who shared his enthusiasms for both trains and barbershop. I have fond memories of his smiling face popping up and greeting us as we walked offstage at conventions. Good-bye, Bill. You are now in 7th heaven.

  • December 27, 2010
    Dana K. Bowers says:
    We have lost another super-intelligent, trolley-passionate person who could pull a joke or pun out of thin air; one who taught himself much about track by trying different methods, learning from the results and helping railway museums across the U.S. I can still picture the tow truck he hired to pull donated rail at a Port Chester, NY siding on The New Haven Line. I was working at Stamford Tower when reports came in that rail was being "stolen." I covered your back, Bill! Now, please watch over us.

  • January 04, 2011
    Karen Riccitelli says:
    My sympathy to Bill's brother and sisters.

  • December 28, 2010
    Mike Kanze says:
    Like most of Bill's friends I was shocked and deeply saddened on learning that he had passed away. He had given all of us so much and had continued his giving until very recently. I knew Bill from our time as squadronmates at Meridian, Mississippi. We flew together on several training cross-country flights - and on one occasion a road trip in his old Chevvy Monte Carlo (the "Mighty Monty") - invariably to places near trolley and rail museums. At these venues Bill introduced me to rail trasit history, something that had become and remained an important part of his life. Bill remained in touch with me until the very last month of his life, regaling me with news of Cincinnati's impending venture into urban light rail transit. Such was he. Farewell shipmate!