Graveside services and interment for Robert A. Young, 87, of Mentor, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Acacia Park Cemetery, 1880 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Heights.
Mr. Young passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Altercare of Mentor in Concord Township.
Born May 1, 1924, in Cleveland, he was a longtime Willoughby resident before retiring to central Florida where he lived for 20 years, returning to Lake County in 2009 residing in Mentor
He was a former special police officer
in Willoughby, a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elk, Cleveland-Willoughby Lodge 18 and Lyndhurst Lodge 508 Free and Accepted Masons. He also had served in the United States Merchant Marine during World War II
and was an avid golfer and loved to travel.
Mr. Young was employed as a tool and die maker at the former Martin-Marietta Corporation before his retirement.
He is survived by his children, Dianne Ford of Santa Clara, Utah, Michael (Shirley) Young of Painesville, Donna (Dave) Mason of Mentor and Sandy (Larry) Staton of Lakeline Village; 21 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren.
His wife of 60 years, Ann (Glow) Young passed away Oct. 15, 2006. His parents, Jacob R. and Florinda (Schron) Young; one sister and two brothers also are deceased.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby. Final resting place will be in Acacia Park Cemetery in Mayfield Heights.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve Inc., 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.