Isaac Young, Maplewood attorney for more than 50 years, dies

Isaac E. Young, an attorney with an office in Maplewood for more than 50 years, and a supporter of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce and the Maplewood Kiwanis Club, died on May 9, according to an obituary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Young served as council member of city of Olivette, mayor of Olivette, and as Olivette municipal judge for 12 years.

Young was born in St. Louis in 1928. He graduated from  Washington University music school and the Washington University School of Law in 1952.

He was also known for landscaping at the corner of Zephyr Place and Big Bend Boulevard for many years. The city recognized him for this in 2014.

Visitation is May 13 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. at Kol Rinah Synagogue, 829 North Hanley Road, 63130. Funeral service is at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions preferred to Camp Wyman, Logos School, or Lift for Life Academy.

Isaac Young comments after receiving recognition from the Maplewood City Council. (Left to right: David,, son; Marilyn, wife; Young; Jodie, daughter-in-law; Karen Wood, council member

Isaac Young comments after receiving recognition from the Maplewood City Council. (Left to right: David, son; Marilyn, wife; Young; Jodie, daughter-in-law; Karen Wood, council member

6 thoughts on “Isaac Young, Maplewood attorney for more than 50 years, dies

  1. Isaac, during a conversation about Woodside, once told me, “These places are assets not liabilities.” I know he meant it. He contributed 15,000 dollars to the first restoration effort of Woodside, more than any other donor. The story was the same with the Maplewood community history book. He was the largest single donor on that project as well. I agree with Tom Bakersmith, most of us will never know how much Isaac Young did to promote and improve Maplewood. And this is as good a place to say this as any, the same is true of Tom Bakersmith. I have gotten to know Tom through our shared interest in the history of our town. There just isn’t a finer gentleman. I have a tremendous amount of respect for and admiration of him. Maplewood has been greatly improved by the efforts of these two fine fellows.

  2. Isaac Young was a well-respected member of the Maplewood community, and was a good friend of my parents. He loved to travel, and I remember his speaking with them about a trip he took to Africa.

  3. Ike will be greatly missed, he worked with my parents for the last 40 years or more…he loved Maplewood…

  4. I love that corner he landscaped. I did not know he was responsible. So cool.

  5. I apologize – Mr. Young’s first name – Isaac – was originally misspelled in the headline. It is correct now.

  6. Maplewood owes Isaac Young more than most of you will ever know.
    Rest in peace Ike. And thank you.