Richard Ronald Young
1954 - 2021
BORN
1954
DIED
2021
YOUNG, Richard Ronald 1954 - 2021 Richard Ronald Young, our beloved husband, dad, brother, and Poppy, left this world on October 7th to join his parents and sister Dee in heaven. After living 6 years with Stage IV prostate cancer, he found peace while surrounded by his wife and children. On February 27, 1954, Rich was born to Dick and Kitty (Powers) Young in Dallas, Texas, where he lived his whole life, attending W.T. White and UNT. He met his wife Beth (Ryan) Young in high school, and she fell in love with his charm, wit, and good looks. Together for 50 years, they celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary in NYC this past August. Rich entered the commercial real estate industry 40 years ago. He truly had the gift of gab and could connect with anyone. His ability to strategically negotiate in the toughest of circumstances and his deep market knowledge led to his success. He founded Rich Young Company in 2015 and enjoyed creating a legacy with his son, who follows in his footsteps. In his youth, Rich loved go-karts and was an all-star tennis, racquetball, and ping pong player. As an active father, he coached soccer and was involved in Indian Princesses/Guides when the kids were young. Rich was a true handyman and spent countless hours tinkering with his gadgets and tools. He was a whiz at math and loved to experience the world through numbers, knowing every factoid about tall buildings and mountains, especially Mount Everest. Rich's best quality was his humor. He kept everyone laughing and smiling, whether it was bantering with the sample ladies at Costco, or with his kids around the dinner table. Rich was a prankster and a true entertainer, and even people who had the briefest interactions with him recall his wicked wit. At a young age, Rich faced some very big trials, and he not only overcame them, but truly succeeded in creating an extraordinary life for himself and his family. There was so much laughter and adventure, and he lived a full life. Rich is survived by his wife Beth, and their children Katherine (Forrest), Kristen, and Rich Jr. (Lauren), grandchildren Finn, Zoë, and Tripp (Rich III); as well as his sister Nancy Harte, and Stephanie Bonnet-Kramer and her children Kyle and Kaylin. A celebration and remembrance for Rich will be held on Friday October 15th at 2:30 pm at Lover's Lane UMC (9200 Inwood Rd.) with a reception to follow at the family home. Gifts in honor of Rich's life can be made to the Yellow Rose Gala Foundation (www.theyellowrose.org), a charity founded by his sister Dee in support of MS research.



Published by Dallas Morning News from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.
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I remember Rich playing tennis as a kid at Brookhaven Country Club. When serving, he'd toss the ball holding the racket in his armpit. Then take the racket and hit the ball at the right height. Pretty tough to do, but he managed. I lost track of him as we grew older but my friends told me he was lots of fun to be around. I'm so sorry for the loss.
Tom Grisak
Other
October 19, 2021
Rich, so sorry to hear about your dad and also sorry I could not make the service. I think I told you before that I always thought a lot of your dad and we did have a lot of fun in earlier years playing racquetball of which I don't think I ever won. We may have even worked on some real estate deals too. He was a good man and I'm truly sorry for your loss. My prayer is for God to lift you up and all of your family at this difficult time. In His Name, Jerry
Jerry Averyt
October 19, 2021
Hi Kristen, Halle and I have both lost a parent, and we agree it's not the same for anyone. It's also not the same at first, or later. In the end, it becomes part of you, and you would want nothing else. Your dad would surely want you to grieve but also to grow from it. Let it happen as it does, and remember that even now that he is gone, the relationship you shared through your life continues in your remembrance.
Peter and Halle Holm
Friend
October 16, 2021
With our greatest condolences.
The Kennington Real Estate Family
October 15, 2021
I´m deeply sorry for your loss. Wishing your family peace and the courage to face the days ahead and a lifetime of memories to hold in your hearts.
Danielle Kovanci
Friend
October 14, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. While I never got the chance to meet him, his two wonderful, outgoing and independent daughters provide a great view into what a great man and father he must have been. Kat, Kristen and the rest of the young family. My heart is with you at this time.
Jessica
Friend
October 14, 2021
My deepest condolences on this incredible loss. My thoughts and love are with yall in this difficult time.
Laura Sarmiento
Friend
October 14, 2021
Dear Kat & Family, Sending you thoughts of peace and healing. May you always be comforted by the memories you keep and the parts of him that are in all of you.
DD
October 14, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Losing someone dear too early is a tragedy. I know his spirit lives on in his children! Big hugs.
Ashley Beall
October 14, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Young family. While I didn´t know Mr. Young personally, I know he was a fiercely loved family man. This description of a bright and passionate person reminds me an awful lot of my friend Katherine Young. I pray that happy memories are shared often by those who knew and loved Mr. Young, that the very best of his spirit lives on in his family and friends, and that his beloved wife and children and extended family feel the love and support coming to them from all around.
Annahita Farshchi
Other
October 14, 2021
The Kelly Family
October 14, 2021
His legacy will always live on in his tremendous family. May God continue to Bless you in this time of remembrance.
Greg and Grace St. Clair
October 14, 2021
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your father, Rich. You will carry on without him I know but I'm certain he will be missed by all. My condolences to Andy Folmer too who I have dealt with for years many times in the past.
Rosanne Meier
Work
October 14, 2021
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