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Robert Young



Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church


Robert Bruce Young, 69, of 10208 Bear Creek Drive, Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Monday, July 4, 1949 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late William Young and the late Rosalind (Strickler) Young.

He graduated from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, MD and later attended the University of Maryland. He was employed with the Federal Government as a Library Technician at the Library of Congress, retiring in 2011 after 39 years of service. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, MD and also a member of TOPS #0446. Bruce was very proud of his Scottish heritage and a direct descendent of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. He was recently an active volunteer in the campaign to elect David Trone to Congress. Bruce enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Scotland  and Alaska with his wife. Many "date nights" were spent at the arts and entertainment venues of Music Makers, Gallery 50 and 42 West Arts in Waynesboro, PA. Bruce was an avid reader and book collector, Civil War buff and Bible scholar. He also enjoyed watching movies, dining out, attending music concerts, plays and spectator sports, especially the Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He is survived by his wife Sue Ann Young; aunt, Nora Belle Comer of Luray, VA; uncle, Durwood Comer of Luray, VA; cousins, Linda Kaye (Frank) Good of Luray, VA; Minnie (Miles) Snyder of Luray, VA; special feline children, Chester, Smokey Joe and Dolly.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia "Ginger" (Strickler) Lee and a cousin, Lee Roy Strickler.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Avenue, Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Christopher Serufusa officiating.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Processing Center P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA, 23058-5216 or the John R. Marsh Cancer Center 11110 Medical Campus Rd. Suite 129, Hagerstown, MD, 21742 or to the Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD, 21742.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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I was deeply saddened by the news of Bruce's passing. He was a kind man and beloved husband to you, Sue. May the deep faith you shared, precious memories, and the love of friends and family carry you through this difficult time.

Claudia Ruoff
Glenn Dale , Md

So very sad to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sue, and all the family. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.

Kirk and Betsy DeVore
Hagerstown, MD

My sincere condolences to the family. I pray God's blessings for peace. Bruce was a very kind man. I didn't work directly with him but we were in the same office at the Library of Congress. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories shared with him.

Cheryl Dempsey Greely
Bowie, Maryland

To the family you have my deepest sympathy. It was a pleasure working with you at the Library of Congress.

Sandra Savage
Silver Spring, Maryland

Dear Sue, we were very saddened to learn of Bruce’s passing. We will not be able to make it to the memorial service because we will be out of town but know that we will be present with you in spirit and in prayer. May the love of God enfold you at this difficult time.

Daniel Weatherholt and Rev. Elizabeth Sipos
Kingsville, MD

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