Judith ‘Judy’ Leitwein Young, 86, spent many afternoons sailing on the Chesapeake Bay

Judith ‘Judy’ Leitwein Young

SOUTHPORT — Judith “Judy” Leitwein Young, 86, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Mrs. Young was born June 30, 1934, in Pea Ridge, West Virginia, to the late Lawrence and Hortense Leitwein. Judy worked as the first instructional aide in Henrico County, Virginia, in their newly formed learning disabilities program in 1971 and continued until 1988 when she and Chuck retired and sold their family business, Glenwood Nursery.

They then moved to Lake Monticello, Virginia, where they enjoyed following all of the UVA sports and sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. Shortly after Judy’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s, they moved to Southport to be closer to family. Judy was an only child and she loved her growing family. Judy will be cremated and upon her husband Chuck’s passing, their remains will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

She leaves behind her husband of 64 years, retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Charles F. “Chuck” Young; three children, Rick Young, and his wife, Teresa, of Southport, Debbie Brown, and her husband, Alan, of Wilmington and Mike Young, and his wife, Anita, of Los Gatos, California; nine grandchildren, Kari Brown Staples, Natalie Brown Strouhal, Alexandra Young Boyer, Holly Brown, Kennon Young, Dillon Brown, Carly Brown, Connor Young and Ashley Young; eight great-grandchildren; and nephews, Ed Young and Kenny Young.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 9, at Oak Island Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oak Island Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1503 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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