CHAPEL HILL - William Pharo (W.P.) "Wiltsee" Young, 79, died on August 26, 2011, at UNC Cancer Hospital. The son of the late Lewis Walter Young and Virginia Wiltsee Young, Wiltsee was born on August 3, 1932 in Roanoke, VA.
Wiltsee graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Roanoke, VA, and graduated from Hampden- Sydney College before studying at the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his medical internship at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and fulfilled his residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Following his residency, Wiltsee spent two years in the United States Air Force before returning to Roanoke to start in private practice - The Children's Clinic - in which he worked for 15 years. He then moved to Chapel Hill to work for UNC Student Health where he continued to help others and practice medicine for another 22 years.
Wiltsee was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity, and a member of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club.
Wiltsee is survived by his wife of thirty years, Carolyn H. Young of the home; five children, Michael Young of Chapel Hill, Virginia "Ginny" Young Fogg and her husband Bob of Virginia Beach, VA, Bryan Young of Wake Forest, Kathy Riley Britt and her husband Jeff of Wilmington, NC, and Michelle Riley Jarrett and her husband Brent, also of Wilmington; eight grandchildren, Jessica Young, Nicholas Young, Wesley Fogg, Kristyn Fogg, Cole Young, Kara Britt, Alexander "Xander" Britt, and Sutton Jarrett; two brothers, Lewis "Buddy" Young and his wife Doris of Roanoke, VA, and Neil Young and his wife Trish of Virginia Beach, VA; and one nephew, Phillip Young of Roanoke, VA.
The family will receive friends during a visitation at Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill on Tuesday, August 30th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 31st at 2:00 PM at Chapel Of the Cross Episcopal Church 304 E. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Interment will take place on Thursday, September 1st at 1:00 PM at Evergreen Burial Park in Roanoke, VA.
The family of Wiltsee Young would like to thank all of the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at UNC Cancer Center for their compassionate care of Wiltsee during his illness.
Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill, 919-942-3861, is assisting the Young family.