Susan Campbell Young of Cutchogue died Oct. 6, 2018. She was 80 years old.
She was born in Llangolen, Wales on Oct. 4, 1938.
Her youth was spent in Trinidad and Venezuela, where her father worked as a petroleum engineer with Shell Oil. She attended boarding schools in Barbados and England.
In 1955 she returned to Venezuela where she met her future husband Herbert Young. They were married in Caracas in 1957. Her husband had been a summer resident of Cutchogue in his childhood, and his parents retired there, so Cutchogue became home base for the family during overseas postings.
The Young family spent eight years in the United States during Herb’s career and the remainder overseas. In addition to Venezuela they lived in Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, and England. Sue traveled extensively through her life always meeting interesting people, many of whom became lifelong friends. Her charm and gracious demeanor made those around her feel welcome, her family said.
She found a spot in Cutchogue where in 1992 they built their retirement home with a beautiful view of Peconic Bay. Their home become the gathering place for the whole family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her brother Rob (Shelagh); by her children Roger (Linda), Brian (Carol), and Kathryn (Jeff); by her grandchildren Bradley (Olivia), Steven (Ally), Caroline, and Matthew; and by three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 13225 Sound Avenue, Mattituck.