1989 - 2014, OBITUARY

Jeffrey Peter Young died on March 15, 2014, in a boating accident on Long Island Sound.

Jeffrey was born on May 5, 1989, and grew up in North Caldwell, NJ. He graduated with honors from West Essex High School in 2007, where he was a four-year member and a captain of the varsity tennis team, winning three Iron Hills Conference Championships and an award for his "consistent display of badassness and eloquent mannerisms/behavior towards opponents."

Jeffrey spent much of his childhood competing in tennis and swimming at Bradford Bath & Tennis Club, where he later worked summers as a lifeguard for three years.

In 2011, Jeffrey earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Throughout those four years and beyond, he was a proud member of Sigma Pi Fraternity.

Upon graduation, Jeffrey helped market the start-up of Suburban Monk and pursued employment opportunities in Colorado, where he and his uncle rooted passionately for the Denver Broncos.

Jeffrey began working for Covanta in Morristown, NJ, in May 2012 and was promoted to account executive in December 2013. In his limited time at Covanta, he played an important role in signing an agreement with Turning Earth for one of the first commercial-scale organics recycling operations in the Northeast and was a guest speaker at Central Connecticut State University's open president's advisory meeting on environmental sustainability.

Jeffrey spent his last five months living in Milford, Conn., in a house on the Long Island Sound in a room looking out to the sunrise. He spent his last day doing what he loved: hanging out with friends, playing football on the beach, and spending time on the water.

He is survived by grandmother, Constance Young; parents, Peter and Robin Young; brother, Miles Young; uncles, Miles Hamm, Bill Young, and Roger Young; aunt, Catherine (Young) Davis, and many cousins.