Robert Lewis “Bob” Young

Robert Young

Robert Lewis “Bob” Young, 91 of Goodyear, Ariz., passed to Eternal Life on Dec. 31, 2021.

Born June 7, 1930, a son of Blair F. and Geraldine (Houtz) Young, Bob grew up in Bellefonte, Pa. and graduated from Bellefonte High School. He then dedicated his life to his country and served in the United States Navy for 22 years. He enlisted in 1948 and retired as a Lieutenant.

As a civilian, he went on to have a career in Aerospace Engineering.

Bob lived a wonderful, adventurous life. He was married to Jean (McCloskey) Young for 67 years and they traveled the world.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to many. He has six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Bob was the patriarch of a loving, caring family. He is survived by his wife and two daughters Shawn Sheree Arend (David) and Cindy Sue Povio (Anthony); two brothers, Gary (Linda) Young and Dennis (Rebecca) Young and a sister, Brenda Van Ingen (Lane).

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Lygia Lee Dunn (Ray) and Jennifer Ann Young; two sisters, Beverly Auman and Shirley Ingram; and a brother, David Young.

His interests included traveling, dancing, walking and oil painting.

Celebration of life services will be held on Jan. 29, 2022 at 10 am at the Desert Springs Community Church.

Funeral care was provided by Surprise Funeral Home, 16063 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85374

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in the name of Robert Young to the Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85395 or online at www.dscchurch.com

Online condolences can be expressed at dignitymemorial.com