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Warren F. Young

Warren Franklin Young, 85, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2005 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Mr. Young was born in Barry, Pennsylvania. His parents were the late Daniel and Elverna Young. He worked in Allentown as a theater manager and truck driver. He served in World War II in the Army Air Corps as a bomber pilot. After the war, he continued in aviation as a commercial pilot flying DC3 aircraft. He married Eloise Field (Toni) and raised their family in Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1958, they moved to San Diego, Calif., and to Borrego Springs, Calif., in 1973. He was the airport manager and Sky West agent. Mr. and Mrs. Young were involved in starting the Sunrise Players and he helped start the Borrego Springs Flying Club. He was a popular actor with the Sunrise Players, known for his amusing accents and classy, self-possessed stage presence. He was also active with the Borrego Kiwanis. After Mrs. Young passed away, he remarried Elsa Chambers of Borrego Springs in 1996.