Carlton R. Young

YOUNG, Carlton Raymond (‘Sam’). b. Hamilton, Ohio, 25 April 1926; d. Nashville, Tennessee, 21 May 2023. He was the son of J. Otis Young , a pastor, and Mary Leibrook, an elementary school teacher. Following his mother’s death he was raised by maternal grand parents, who started his piano lessons at age six. He attended Fairfield High School in Butler County, Ohio, where music was a requirement not an elective, and where he played brass instruments and string bass. He studied at Cincinnati College of Music, the University of Cincinnati (BME, 1950), and Boston University School of Theology (STB, 1953); with further studies at Union Theological Seminary, New York, Vienna and Prague. He served...

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