Hugh came to Princeton from Alexandria, Va., where his military family settled during his sophomore high school year. He met Gayle, the love of his life, there. She would join him at Princeton, and they got married during the summer of junior year.
At Princeton, he was a member of Wilson College, worked in the dining hall, and was on the Student Refreshment Agency. Sophomore year he roomed with Walt Bissex and Bob Carpenter. Hugh majored in English.
He attended Georgetown Law School and settled in Northern Virginia to raise a family. He found his greatest professional satisfaction at the Product Liability Advisory Council, where he served as president from 1993 until late 2017.
Hugh’s greatest joy was his family, and he relished his role as husband and patriarch. He was a passionate helper, a thoughtful adviser, and a principled teacher.
Hugh is survived by his wife, Gayle; children Trey Young, Cameron Young, Lucy and her husband, Matt Williams, and Lily Young; and sisters Virginia Leback and Karen Wentz. The class sends its condolences to Gayle and her family.