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Details of George S. Young Funeral Finalized

George S. Young

March 16, 2018 - Details of the funeral for George S. Young, senior advisor at George Young Mammoet, who passed away unexpectedly on March 6, have been finalized. 


The service will be held Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa.  


 View the full obituary and leave online condolences here.

Mr. Young had been a leader in the rigging industry for more than 40 years, during which he consistently delivered high performance and outstanding safety. 

Young succeeded his father and earlier generations in leading George Young Company, which had been in the family since 1869.


Having a passion for moving works of fine art, Young orchestrated many important moves, including the Liberty Bell, LOVE statue, the Rocky Sculpture, and many other treasures.

In 2017, George Young Company was purchased by Mammoet and became George Young Mammoet, with Mr. Young becoming a senior advisor.


Young was an active member of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) and was on the board of the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Young and his company had been a member of SC&RA since 1964. His experience with the association was extensive. He served on the Crane & Rigging Group, the Allied Industries Group, the Crane & Rigging Tower Crane Committee, the Editorial Advisory Committee, and the Magazine Task Force.  

He had also served on numerous SC&R Foundation Committees and was elected to both the SC&RA and SC&R Foundation board of directors where he served as treasurer. Young also was elected to the SC&RA executive committee, where he reached the highest volunteer position at SC&RA, serving as chairman of the board of directors in 2004-2005.

Young was born in Wynnewood, Pa., March 7, 1955, to Charles and Esthermae Young. He graduated from The Haverford School and attended Lehigh University.

He is survived by his wife Karin E. Young, as well as siblings and other members of his extended family.


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