Obituary: Stanley Young, professor emeritus of Management

Stanley Young, 82, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Management, died March 7 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

Born in St. Louis, Mo., he served as as a quartermaster sergeant in the Third Army, 104th Division, for three years during World War II.

He received his B.S. in business administration from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1949 and his M.A. in economic theory in 1951 from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he also received his Ph.D. in industrial relations in 1956.

His first teaching position was as instructor of business at Wilkes College in Pennsylvania. He also taught at St. Louis University and the University of Illinois before joining the School of Business Administration (now the Isenberg School) as a professor in 1965.

He published widely, including monographs, reports and articles as well as two books: “Management: A Systems Analysis” (1966) and “Management: A Decision-Making Approach” (1968). He also wrote “Innovation in Collective Bargaining,” published by the Labor Relations and Research Center.

A professional consultant on management for hospitals and other organizations, he also served as a professional arbitrator and mediator for numerous labor unions. He was instrumental in the founding of the campus chapter of the American Association of Union Professors.

He served as a visiting scholar at Oxford University, University College of Cork, Ireland, Manchester University, University of Kent at Canterbury, England, and Pierce College in Athens.

He retired in 1990 with more than 25 years of service.

He leaves his beloved wife of 54 years, Eleanor; his daughters, Leslie Young of Hot Springs, S.D., Kay Young, of Los Angeles, a grandson, two brothers and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial will be held Monday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Douglass Funeral Service of Amherst, followed by a burial service at Wildwood Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Young home, where the family will be sitting shiva.