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Feb.9, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 7


Gayle L. Young Jr. ’39

Published in the Feb.9, 2011, issue

Gayle died Aug. 5, 2010, in Cedar Grove, N.J.

He was born in Weatherstone, Vt., the son of Gayle Young Sr. 1902. He came to us from the Lawrenceville School. At Princeton he majored in English and was a member of Theatre Intime.

He served in the Army during World War II, entering as a private in 1941 and leaving as a technical sergeant. He was stationed in North Africa, where he used the French he had learned in college to train French troops in the use of Lend-Lease equipment under the Joint Rearmament Commission. Gayle recalled how the late Dave Flagg ’39 had been an officer in this unit at the same time.

Returning from Europe in 1946, Gayle became associated with the Charles Ashmun Travel Agency — the company for which he worked during his entire career. Gayle’s home was in Newark, and he commuted into New York to his Fifth Avenue office. He retired from being a travel consultant in 1988 and continued to live in New Jersey while spending much time in Vermont.

To his cousins, Mary Young Mason w’42, Kent Young ’50, Roger Young ’68, and Mary Mason Johnson; his sister-in-law, Eugenie Young w’40; his niece, Mildred Young; and his nephew, Alfred Young Jr., the class extends its sympathy.

The Class of 1939

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