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Originally published: 2013-11-12 14:23:37
Last modified: 2013-11-12 14:24:21

Eric Charles "Rick" Young

Eric Charles "Rick" Young, 70, died on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, after a brief, but fast-acting bout with cancer.

A resident of Downers Grove, Ill., Rick was born on July 1, 1943, to Howard and Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Young. He spent his childhood in Wadsworth, Ohio, graduating from high school in 1961 and from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in 1965.

Rick was a professional insurance agent, selling for a number of companies, mostly in the Chicago area. He earned the professional designations of CLU, ChFC, and CPCU. Rick was an avid dancer and traveler. Shortly before his final illness, he returned from a tour to Niagara Falls. River boat travel in Europe held a special delight, cruising rivers in France, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. He was an active member of Christ Church of Oakbrook, IL.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by sons, David (Sheryl) and Chris (Cheri Johnson), and grandson Ryan, all of whom live in Lombard, Ill. He is also survived by a sister, Cinda (Allan) Williamson of Banner Elk, one aunt, Marian Bradley of Black Mountain, and a number of cousins.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m., the time of the memorial service at Christ Church of Oak Brook, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 16,2013.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, http://tinyurl.com/oyyj7c4, would be appreciated.