James B. Young


Died February 18, 2018,Ocean Pines, Maryland

College: Branford

Children: Colston, 1972

On February 18, 2018, James Biays Young at his home in Ocean Pines, Maryland. Predeceased by his beloved longtime partner, Amelia “Mimi” Ward (née Gordon). Son of the late F. Colston and Nellie Biays Young. Dear brother to

Betsy Young Fenhagen and his predeceased siblings, Hugh Hampton Young, II and Colston Young. Survived by his son, Colston Ellis Young, and six nieces and nephews. Born in Baltimore on February 8, 1939, Jim was a graduate of Calvert School, the Lawrenceville School and Johns Hopkins University. He began his career as a journalist, working at Life magazine in New York, WBAL-TV and radio and WJZ-TV. While continuing to reside in Baltimore, Jim transitioned to working in Washington, initially in the office of Senator Charles “Mac” Mathias. He spent the last 28 years of his professional career as an associate covering federal public works and transit legislation at Linton, Mields, Reisler & Cottone and Carmen Group, both Washington government relations firms. In 2003, Jim retired with his partner Mimi Ward to Ocean Pines. He was involved in many initiatives in the Parke at Ocean Pines community and at the Ocean Pines library, where he was first a volunteer and then a part-time employee until shortly before his passing. He will be remembered by friends and family for his lifelong passion for jazz, intellectual curiosity and warm heart. Two memorial services will be held. The first will take place on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 PM in the clubhouse of the Parke at Ocean Pines, located at 2 Acadia Court, Ocean Pines. The second will take place on Friday, March 23 at 10:00 AM in the chapel at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street, Baltimore. Interment will take place at a later date in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Ocean Pines Library, 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin, MD 21811.

Published in Baltimore Sun on Feb. 23, 2018