In deep sorrow
It’s never good news when the telephone rings early in the morning. Today it was grim.
Fire broke out at 4 a.m. today at a house in the Roland Park neighborhood, the home of Steve Young, a deputy chief of The Sun’s copy desk, and his family. You can see the report, updated as we get fresh information, at baltimoresun.com.
Steve’s 11-year-old daughter died, and his 16-year-old son is on life support. Steve himself has been listed in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
His colleagues on the copy desk and elsewhere in the newsroom, as well as colleagues who have moved on to other endeavors, are devastated that this staggering misfortune has overtaken a friend we have worked alongside for nearly 10 years.
If it is your practice to say prayers, it would be kind of you to utter them for Steve and his family.