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David Younger, 94, Farm Manager

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - David Younger, longtime manager of Hilltop Hanover Farm, died May 12. He was 94.

Born Sept. 23, 1917, in Arlington, Neb., he arrived on the farm in 1944 and created a premier herd of Guernsey cows for owners Henry and Molly Christal. In the mid-1970s, he put together a world class herd of Holstein cows for a group of friends that purchased the farm.

As early as 1948, he originated the first 4-H charter of Westchester County and throughout the years generously gave of his time, his resources and his talents. His philosophy was "never settle for less than the best."

Younger and his late wife, Rose, often showed the farm to school groups and cattle people and were proud to continue the history of farming. A former dairy farm dating back to the 1600s, the farm was purchased in 2003 by Westchester County for watershed protection and agricultural education.

He is survived by two daughters; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters; and one brother. A private family memorial and interment was held in Yorktown Heights.

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