YOUNG David Arthur Young, age 47, of Denver, Colorado, passed away Sunday at his home July 18, after bravely fighting a brain tumor for 16 months. Born February 12, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio, he grew up living in several cities; first Columbus, then St. Louis, MO, Arlington Heights, and Naperville, Ill., then back to Columbus. He graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1975, and received a Bachelor of Arts in cinematography from the Ohio State University in 1979. Upon graduating, he worked as an outside salesman for several companies including his father's company, Young's American Carpet Co., and Artesian Plumbing Supply, which facilitated a move to Denver. There he met his wife, Karen, whom he married in 1991. Shortly thereafter, he continued to climb the corporate ladder and became V.P. of sales and marketing at a division of Masco in Michigan. David later became self-employed, and after inventing a new type of shower base, started his own manufacturing company. He applied for and received a patent for his new product. Due to his love of old house restoration, he later became a general contractor, and restored nine old homes in the Denver area, including one that became listed on the Colorado Historic Register. Most of the work was done by David himself including the wiring, plumbing, and carpentry. David was an accomplished bicyclist, and favored Colorado Mountain climbs. In 2003, David and his wife, Karen, raised $14,500 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. He was also a skillful snow skier and sailor, and loved to travel, especially to Asia. He enjoyed car racing, and classic sports cars. He was also an avid reader, often finishing three or four books in a week. David's witty sense of humor was probably the most remarkable thing about him, which he kept all through his illness. Predeceased by his father, John D. Young, David is survived by his devoted wife, Karen, of 13 years; mother, Alice Young; sisters, Kathy Roush of Columbus, Mary Gossman (Jeff) of Columbus; 3 nieces, Molly and Nancy Roush, and Kathryn Gossman; 3 aunts, Nancy Orr, Jane Wollerman, and Ginny Alford; and several cousins. Memorial service will be held at the Phipps Mansion at 3400 Belcaro Ln. in Denver on Saturday, July 24, at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Denver Botanical Gardens, Development Office, 909 York Street, Denver, CO 80206 in his memory.