Robert Daniel "Bob" Young

Robert Daniel "Bob" Young, 65, of West Mansfield, died Thursday, November 8, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a long illness with Alzheimer's Disease and other health complications. Known by his close friends and co-workers as "Bruno", he retired in 2003 after 38 years as an associate of Goodyear Tire and Rubber, where he worked in Akron and Marysville. He was a 1965 graduate of Rootstown High School where he participated in athletics, including football and wrestling and enjoyed semi-professional boxing. He was a Chicago Bears fan. A loving and devoted husband, he was a devoted, fun-loving and ornery father and cherished spending time with his grandchildren. An outdoorsman, he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his pond and feeding his fish. He was born February 28, 1947 in Akron, Ohio and was predeceased by his father, Ralph Young. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol Epling Young, whom he married November 21, 1965 in New Milford; five children, Rick Young of Hilliard, Rob Young of Richwood, Randy Young of Marysville, Connie (Dan) Achor of West Mansfield and Rex Young of York Center; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Isaiah, Natalie, Amanda, Lexi, Nate, Lindsay, Livi and Levi; his mother, Delores Fincannon Young of Wadsworth; a brother, Richard Dick (Rita) Young of Diamond, OH; a brother-in-law, Ken (Beth) Epling of Stockport; a sister-in-law, Linda (Bruce) Eskridge of Rootstown; an aunt, Nell Reed of Medina; nieces and nephews, Matt, Megan, Crystal, Ben and Alison; and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Wednesday at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville. Rev. John M. Groat will officiate. Burial will be at York Township Cemetery. Visiting hours will be two hours prior to the funeral on Wednesday. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com (Underwood Funeral Home, (937) 642-7039, RC 11-14-12).

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