Ronald R. Young
Ronald R. Young, a resident of Bluffton, SC, formerly of Syracuse, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15th at his home. He was a native of Chester, SC and a beloved son of the late John W. Young and the living Alberta "Peaches" Young.
Ron accomplished greatness in many aspects of his life both professionally and personally. He rose in the corporate ranks
at Agway, Inc. and most recently served as Vice President for Public
and Governmental Affairs at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.
But equally important in his life was his dedication to community
service, which he exhibited through his leadership roles on boards for
the United Way of Central New York, Central New York Community
Foundation, and Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce.
Ron is probably best known for his longtime membership and commitment to his fraternity
Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc., where he served in many leadership roles, rising
to International Grand Polemarch (President). In 2011, he was the
centennial recipient of the Fraternity's highest honor, The Laurel
will be remembered as a fun loving, compassionate, generous community
leader, an avid golfer & sports enthusiast. He was passionate about
his family, friends, fraternity and his dogs. He leaves to cherish his
memory, wife Jacqueline M. Jackson-Young and three daughters Jenelle R. Pope of California (Che'), Nicole C. Collier of Maryland (Brent), and Whitney M. Young of Georgia. He is also survived by his mother, Alberta "Peaches" Young of Syracuse and brother, John A. Young (Tonette) of Syracuse, and three grandchildren, Kaya & Ethan Pope and Davis Collier.