Ronald E. Young
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on December 25, 2011
E. Beloved father and husband, died Dec. 19, 2011. He was 84 years old
and is survived by his daughters, Robin and Caroline, and his son-in-law,
Charles Eitel. Ron, a resident of the Tampa Bay area for 33 years, was
born in Brooklyn, NY and was a journalism graduate of Syracuse University.
After a stint in the Brooklyn Dodgers Farm League, he worked for the FBI
for 29 years in Miami, Santa Fe, New York City and D.C. on a wide range
of investigative assignments. In 1975, he was responsible for the operation
of the FBI's first press office in NYC. He moved his family to Tampa and
served as media representative and training coordinator for the National
Academy and subsequently retired from the Bureau in 1980.
Interested in exploring a new career, he started as Chief Security Officer
at Exchange Bank and continued the role, as acquisitions occurred, ultimately
becoming head of security for Bank of America.
Ron met his wife, Callie, in D.C. and they were married in 1954 at the
National Presbyterian Church. They traveled extensively but Ron's passion
was the golf course, where he made many life-long friends.
Memorial services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at
St. Pete Yacht Club, 11 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, in the Harbor
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