Robert W. "Bob" Young, 81, passed away July, 29, 2017. Born in Tulsa, Okla. to Ernest and Jewell (Johnston) Young, he had resided in Wadsworth since 2001. Bob was a retired United States Air Force veteran, reaching the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He was a member of Akron First Assembly as well as the New Horizons Band. He loved Jesus, spending time with his family, golf, tennis and fishing. He also was passionate about music and enjoyed playing the saxophone, cello, guitar, piano and clarinet.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by daughter, Katherine Suzanne and brother, Roger. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Ruth Ann; son, Mike (Sheila) of California; daughter, Lauri (Kent) Jarvis; grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob, Zachary, Benjamin, Sarah, Rachel (Matthew), Ryan (Monica), Kyle and Cullen; great-grandson, Jason; brother, Jerry (Rita); and other loving family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eckard Baldwin Funeral Home & Chapel, 760 E. Market St. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Akron First Assembly, 1175 W. Market St., with Pastor Kent Jarvis officiating. Interment will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.eckardbaldwin.com.