Delosa Anthony Young

December 15, 1937 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Delosa Anthony Young MD, FAAP (Del)

Del Young was a native of New Orleans, LA who relocated to Springfield, VA in 1965.  He graduated from Jesuit High, Loyola University and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.   Del married Harriet Joyce Brown in New Orleans on December 27, 1961.   He served in the US Army Medical Corp starting in 1962 and was discharged with honors in 1967.  

After serving his country as a Major in the Medical Corp, Del practiced Pediatrics in Springfield, VA until 1991, at which time he joined the Permanente Medical Group of Kaiser and retired as a Vice President in 2001.  During his career, Del was instrumental in the development of the INOVA Pediatric Clinic and the formation of the Medical Care for Children project in Fairfax County.

Del was active in both medical societies and in community affairs.  He served as President of the Fairfax County Medical Society, the Northern Virginia Pediatric Society, and the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.   In the community, he was on several Boards including the Springfield Youth Club, Regency Owners Association, Harper’s Station Resident Council, and the Lifelong Learning Institute of Manassas. 

Del embraced every facet of his life with boundless energy, humor, creativity, and love.  The world is and will always be a better place because of him and the gifts he has given to each of us.  Del gave so much to everyone through his love of family and friends, career, and philanthropy.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Joyce, and children Suzanne Engels, Lisa (Matt) Zuras, and John (Ellen) Young.   His family has continued to grow with the addition of grandchildren and their families – Kristen (Brandon) Taylor, Ashleigh Engels, Nathan (Becca) Young, Gillian Young, Alexis Zuras, Zoe Zuras, Morgan Young, and great-granddaughter Lily. 

We are thankful for the many years we’ve had with you and the happiness you shared with all of us. Your bright smile and joyful presence will be missed dearly.

Celebrations of Life for Del will be posted on the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home website.

Del requested donations in lieu of flowers to Inova Pediatric Hospital in Falls Church, VA.  

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