Jerold O. Young

Jerold O. Young

Class of 1987

Born in Lynn, MA in 1932, Jerry was a 32-year veteran of the industry at the time of his induction. A graduate of Swampscott Mars High School, he received his B.A. from Brown University.

Jerry began his career in candy in 1954 when he joined the Sweets Co. of America, now known as Tootsie Roll Industries, as a retail sales person. A year later he joined Harold W. Young, Inc. eventually rising to chair the family-owned company.

Jerry has been honored many times throughout his career, including his receipt of the Al Fowler Award, The Lou Spector Award and The Clarence M. McMillan Award. Jerold is also a past-president of both the National Candy Brokers Assoc. and the Boston Confectionery Sales Club.

Jerry passed away May 6, 2016.