Roslyn Diehl "Sonny" Young Jr., 82, a lawyer who did antitrust work at the Federal Trade
Commission and retired in 1977 as assistant director of its Bureau of Competition, died
March 16, 2006 at the Sunrise assisted living facility in Washington. He had pneumonia.
A native Washingtonian, Mr. Young was a graduate of Western High School 1942), the
University of Virginia and U.Va.'s law school. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
After his law school graduation in 1951, he spent two years in New York with the law firm
that became Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Irvine.
He then joined the FTC, leaving briefly in the mid-1960s to be assistant general counsel
at Martin Marietta Corp., the aerospace giant.
From 1979 to 1983, he was on the faculty at Washington and Lee University's law school.
In retirement, he spent several years as an agent with H.A. Gill and Son Inc. real estate in
He was a Chevy Chase resident, and his memberships included the Chevy Chase Club.
His avocations included hunting and fishing.
His marriage to Elizabeth Bergh Young ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Julia Jackson Young of Chevy Chase; two
daughters from his first marriage, Charlotte Young of Bethesda and Betsy Young of
Chevy Chase; three stepdaughters, Susan van Wagenberg of Baltimore, Kimberley
Vierbuchen of Charlottesville, Va., and Jennifer Long of Santa Fe, N.M.; a brother,
retired Air Force Lt. Col. Joseph E. Young of Arlington; and 10 grandchildren.