Obituary: Sanford Procter Young
Sanford Procter Young died on Jan. 28, 2016 in Hendersonville, N.C. He is survived by his wife, Joan Philips Weed Young, and his three children: son Christopher Childs Young (Patty) of Darien, Conn., and daughters Constance Young Moore of Wilton, Conn., and Sandra Young Adams (William) of Denver, Colo. Additionally he is survived by five grandchildren: Lyndsay Adams Turner, Polly Young Goodman, Douglas Adams, Parker Young and Preston Moore and four great-grandchildren: Kherrington and Katherine Turner and Isabel and George Goodman.
Sandy, as he was best known, was predeceased in 1980 by his first wife, Georgia Childs Young, his college sweetheart at Middlebury.
Sandy was born in Boston, the son of Leroy Merrill Young and Evelyn Procter Young. He graduated from Governor Dummer Academy in South Byfield, Mass., and Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., and did graduate work at Harvard College. Sandy lived in Darien and then Wilton before relocating to Hendersonville, N.C. in 2002.
During his long business career, Sandy was employed in the chemical, energy and petroleum industries as an executive with ExxonMobil and Caithness Resources, a significant producer of electricity from geothermal energy.
Sandy's life-long passion was golf. He joined the Executive Committee of the Connecticut State Golf Association in 1980 and became president in 1997. He was instrumental in the restructure of the organization and creation of its Foundation, spearheading the "First Tee" initiative. For his service within the CSGA, he was voted into the CSGA Hall of Fame in 2004. Sandy was active in the United States Golf Association, serving as a Rules official for many USGA, CSGA and NE Golf Association tournaments. Sandy was a long-time member and former director of Wee Burn Country Club in Darien and was a member of the United States Seniors' Golf Association.
He was also an active member of the Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, the First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, the Rotary Club, and Hendersonville Country Club.
Sandy's life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien on Saturday, Feb. 27. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the William (Widdy) Neale Scholarship Fund, Inc., c/o The Connecticut State Golf Association, 35 Cold Spring Road, Ste. 212, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. (lawrencefuneralhome.com)