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Ronald Young

February 22, 1939 - May 7, 2017

Burial Date: May 12, 2017

A memorial service will be held on Friday May 12, 2017 at 10:00 am at Congregation Beth Israel, 5600 N. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096.

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Ronald Lloyd Young, aged 78, passed away surrounded by family and loved ones on May 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife Margrit Young, his children Sarah Sampson and her husband Phillip, Daniel Young, Eric Young, Victor Young and his wife Dalton, his sisters Natalie Feldman and her husband Martin and Susan Young, and his grandchildren Isaak Young, Charles Sampson, William Sampson, Anna Sampson, Philip Young and Elliot Young. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Walter Zellweger and his wife, Marta, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Born on February 22, 1939, in Providence, Rhode Island to Milton and Doris Young, Ron was the oldest of three children. He graduated from Classical High School in Providence and received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Basel (Switzerland) Faculty of Medicine. At Cornell, Ron was a member of the football team and excelled at the hammer throw. While studying in Switzerland, Ron met Margrit, his wife of 49 years. In 1969, Ron and Margrit moved to Houston which remained their home until his death.
From 1969 until 2016, Ron devoted his professional career to Baylor College of Medicine. Ron held many positions at Baylor including head of gynecology and infertility. He was held in high esteem by colleagues and valued the friendships he made at work. Late in his career, Ron was especially proud of his role in helping to establish the Baylor Menopause Center. Ron was devoted to his students, residents and, most of all, his many patients who he served with dedication and patience.
Ron was a renowned storyteller whose knowledge of history was fueled by his love of books. He loved to spend time with family and friends discussing history, politics and world travel. He was an avid sports fan, particularly of the Providence Friars basketball team. Above all, Ron was devoted to his family and will be sorely missed by all who were privileged to know him. The family would like to thank the medical team at MD Anderson that helped Ron during this challenging last year. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030 or the charity of your choice.