Robert C. Young ’51 died on February 22, 2015.
(The following appeared in Dallas Morning News, February 25, 2015.)
A Dallas area pediatrician passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015, following a brief illness. He was a strong Christian, devoted family man and a compassionate and committed physician. Robert was born in Dallas, TX, August 6, 1930, the son of Dr. John Young and Isabell Young. He graduated from Texas Country Day School (St. Mark’s School of Texas), undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME., graduate degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Internship/ Residency at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, 3 years in the USAF, then entered private practice. Robert’s medical career spanned nearly 60 years, treating the children/grandchildren of previous patients. A pioneer in the field of ADD/ADHD, he founded the ADD/ADHD Treatment Center that continues to service the Dallas/Plano area. He was a Fellow of the American Pediatric Council, and a life-time member of the Dallas County Medical Society. Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Dianne Rosser Young, of Plano. Recently Robert and Dianne held a Wedding Covenant Renewal to mark the 40th anniversary of their marriage. In addition, Robert is survived by Dianne’s son, Tommy Gay and grandson Alex Gay and by Robert’s children, Bob Young, Susan Peterson, Deborah Ham, Mark Young, their families, and his sister, Joanne Van Amburgh.