Jere A. Young, Sr., 85, of West Chester, PA, passed away March 24, 2022.
Born November 29, 1936 in Sinking Spring, PA, he was a son of the late Herbert M. and Helen (nee Bock) Young.
Jere graduated from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 1958 and earned his J.D. degree from Yale University Law School in 1961. He started his career with Dechert, Price, and Rhoads in Philadelphia, PA. Throughout his career, he held an executive position with Industrial Valley Bank and Trust Company, Tasty Baking Company, Southeast National Bank of PA, and Hansen Bancorp, Inc. Jere founded and served as the President of the Capital Advisory Group, Inc., in 1992. Before his retirement in 2002, he was the President and CEO of Republic First Bancorp, Philadelphia, PA and its start-up subsidiary bank in Wilmington, DE. Jere was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the council and financial committee. He also served as the President of the Radnor School Board. In his free time, Jere enjoyed playing tennis, golf and gardening.
Jere was the beloved husband of Constance (nee Werkheiser) Young; loving father of Jere Arnold Young, Jr. (Sindy), Tracy Merrill (Allan Perry), and Karen Deuschle (Frederic James); adoring grandfather of Megan Amy Lichty (Michael), Jere Arnold Young, III., Frederic James Deuschle, Jr., Sara Beth Bonafede (Lucas), Kirsten Grace Deuschle, Emily Kate Merrill, Charlotte Sturgell (Matthew), Amanda Jane Merrill, and Madeline Grace Merrill; caring great-grandfather of Veronica Willow Young, Tristan Samuel Grimaldi, Jere Arnold Young, IV., and Eliana James Young; dear brother of Ronald Young (the late Nancy); and brother-in-law of Ruth Luckey. He was predeceased by his brother, William Luckey.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation, 2:15 to 3 PM, Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1141 West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA 19083, followed by his Funeral Service at 3 PM. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Trinity Lutheran church at the above address or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.