Robert "Bob" Young

July 18, 1924 - May 10, 2019
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Robert E. Young, 94, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2019 in Park Village Care Center at Dover.

Born July 18, 1924 in Canton, he was the eldest son of the late John and Elsie Young and was a graduate of Canton South High School. Following his graduation, he began working for the Ohio Power Com…

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Robert E. Young, 94, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2019 in Park Village Care Center at Dover.

Born July 18, 1924 in Canton, he was the eldest son of the late John and Elsie Young and was a graduate of Canton South High School. Following his graduation, he began working for the Ohio Power Company until he was drafted in 1943. Bob served as a supply clerk with the United States Army and was stationed in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands until his discharge on August 28, 1945. While in the service, he was commended by the commanding general of his post for duties performed outside the line of his normal duties.

After his discharge, he returned to Ohio Power (AEP), where he became reacquainted with his childhood friend, Marilyn Perdue, who was working as a secretary at Ohio Power. On August 11, 1946, he married Marilyn and they would each take credit for “marrying such a great catch.” Bob retired from AEP in 1986 as an Area Supervisor and during his 41 years with the company, neither he, or his crew, ever suffered a work-related injury and respected by both management and the union.

In addition to working for AEP, Bob was also a professional photographer working with Troup and Pluto in Canton and also as a Freelance Photographer. Bob had also worked for many years as a staff associate for the Geib Funeral Home in New Philadelphia, Larkin Industries as well as other area companies.

Bob’s main hobbies were his gardens, cutting down trees for people and making firewood from those trees. In the last few years, he slowed down and had a garden at his home and another at his son’s residence. Up and until 2018, he was canning tomato juice, freezing corn, cherries and homemade applesauce, which his son Jason supervised. He also spent many hours at Broadway Methodist Church helping in the kitchen or doing whatever needed to be done. He also took two mission trips back to the Alaskan region where he had served, to build churches and improve the native people’s homes.

Together, Bob and Marilyn celebrated 61 years of marriage until her passing in 2007. Surviving are two sons, Fred Young of Virginia and Jason Young of New Philadelphia and his gardening partner, Virginia Rice of New Philadelphia. In addition to his parents and wife, a brother, Paul Young, also preceded him in death.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where casual attire is requested and suspenders are optional. Bob’s long-time friend, Dale Fincher will be officiating and a reception will immediately follow in the Geib Hospitality Room. The family will greet friends from 11:30 AM until the time of the service and again during the reception. In keeping with his wishes, Bob’s last request was to have his body donated to the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Young family requests that memorial contributions be made to either Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, The Rainbow Connection, 119 Third Street NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or The Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215 in memory of his late wife Marilyn.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Time: 11:30 am

End Time: 12:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Reception Information

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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The Rainbow Connection - Tuscarawas Society for Children and Adults

Phone: (330) 343-8686

119 3rd St. NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio

1379 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43215

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Born: July 18, 1924
Died: May 10, 2019

Condolences for Robert E. “Bob” Young

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

P J & Art posted on 7/20/19

Thinking of all of you on this day

 

Jack Kehl posted on 7/14/19

Jason, please accept my prayers and deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. It was my privilege to care for him, and I remember him fondly. Blessings to you. -Jack Kehl

 

Ken and Carol Huprich posted on 7/13/19

Our neighborhood walks will never be the same for they frequently included a stop to chat with "Young" when he was outside or at the kitchen table. The summertime visits always included a discussion about the progress of his garden. We always appreciated the phone calls in late summer asking if we wanted some corn from his garden for lunch. He was very generous with his abundance of produce. Something we will have forever is the buckets of compost he gave us for our garden boxes. We will miss his farewell words at the end of each visit of "Be Good."

 

Lisa Speicher posted on 7/11/19

So sorry for the loss of your father. We will miss him in the neighborhood. Lisa Speicher

 

Pamela Rosten posted on 7/11/19

Dear Jason and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Praying for God’s peace for you all. Sincerely, Pamela Parson Rosten

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 7/11/19

To Bob's Family, My Hubby and I met Bob while visiting Broadway church for a few yrs. and he was the Sweetest man...So very sorry for learning of his passing and thinking of you all in sympathy...

 

Gil Snyder posted on 7/11/19

Fred, Jason and family....... Your dad was always so kind to me; particularly when I ran for school board. From all of the Snyder’s, Gil, Tric, Kyle and Kelsey we wish you our heart felt sympathy

 

Nancy Stewart posted on 7/11/19

Jason and Fred, So sorry for your loss ... I remember your father as quite the fella! It sounds like he was staying busy up until the end ... good for him! Keeping you in thought and prayer.

 

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