- July 24, 1953 - October 11, 2013
- Olympia, Washington
of Robert's Passing
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“I'm saddened by this loss for Choon and her family. Choon, my family's prayers are for and with you and your family. I pray that HIS comfort, peace...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Kevin Dawkins - Boise, ID
“Choon, our heartfelt sorrow & saddness on the tragic news of the loss of your husband, Bob. We have fond memories of a happy and adventurous "Bob"...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: The Sweitzer Family - Spokane, WA
“I would like to share my deepest condolences with the family. Bob will be missed.
3 of 19 | Posted by: Matthew Belue - Maple Valley, WA
“Choon I was so saddened to hear of your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your difficult family at such a difficult time. ...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Elizabeth Sheedy - Pawnee, IL
“Bob was a wonderful and caring person and We were very grateful for his company as a friend and fellow diver. He will be greatly missed and we will...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Lee & Oleta Artman - Lakewood, WA
“Choon, we were shocked to learn of Bob’s tragic accident, you have our deepest sympathies. He was certainly an adventurous person and a great...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Hal and Tania Wilson - Olympia, WA
“Choon, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless you. Jackie
7 of 19 | Posted by: Jackie Huber - Bismarck, ND
“Choon, Although I did not know your husband, I did not John Burkholder. I send my sincere condolences and offer my prayers and thoughts to you at...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Bev Bracewell - Boise, ID
“Choon: My deepest sympathy to you. May divine guidance help you through this.
9 of 19 | Posted by: Ray Letourneau - Exeter, RI
“Choon, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bob was a wonderful person and will be missed by all.
10 of 19 | Posted by: Deb Burling - Lincoln, NE
“Choon, I am so very sorry for your loss. Wish there was something I could say to ease your pain, but know there isn't. Just know that I have you and...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie Spilman - Grantsville, UT
“Choon, the Forbes Family is keeping Bob and you in our prayers. We are here for you.
12 of 19 | Posted by: Mary and Bob Forbes - Dupont, WA
“Choon, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord strengthen you during this time. Lynn
13 of 19 | Posted by: Lynn Williams - Spanaway, WA
“Choon, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
14 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Gregory - Owosso, MI
“Mrs Choon, I am so sorry for your loss. May God continue to strengthen you during this time. My condolences to you and your family. May God bless you.
15 of 19 | Posted by: Anne Stone - Lynwood, IL
“Bob will be missed by everyone who ever knew him. He was a mentor, a soldier, a leader and a father figure. Bob Young is irreplaceable.
16 of 19 | Posted by: Adam DeWinne - Lacey, WA
“We are so sad to have this incredible man taken from us so soon. We wish all of his family and friends quick healing and our prayers are with them...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: David Clem - Shelton, WA
“Your in my thoughts and prayers. Bob was a great friend to Kirby & me. Have lots of fond memories of Bob after Friday night dives.We lost a great man.
18 of 19 | Posted by: .kelle pollard - Buckley, WA
“My heart and prayers are with the family. Bob was a true friend and has left a lasting impression with me over the years and is truly missed
19 of 19 | Posted by: ray james - spAnaway, WA
Whiteside Family Mortuaries
Robert Scott "Bob" Young, a 21-year Olympia resident, died October 11, 2013 in Nanaimo, British Columbia as the result of an underwater diving accident. He was 60. Bob was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Robert C. and Donna (Miller) Young. He grew up in Sunnyvale, California and Fort Myers, Florida. He graduated high school in Fort Myers and is a graduate of the University of Florida and the Command and General Staff College. Bob was a career soldier, eventually retiring on 31 March, 1996 from Joint Base Lewis McChord at the rank of Major. Bob was drafted into the Army Infantry before attending ROTC and reentering as a commissioned officer. He attended rotary-winged flight school in 1980 and served as a Blackhawk and Cobra helicopter pilot. He also received certification and became a fixed-wing instructor pilot. Bob served many places during his career including; Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Fort Benning, Georgia and with the 17th Aviation Brigade in the Republic of Korea. He was presently employed with Engility Corporation at JBLM as a Simulation Program Analyst. Bob married Choon Hong Park, the love of his life and partner of over 32 years, in Fort Myers, Florida on June 13, 1981. She survives him at the family home in Olympia. Bob and Choon attended the First Baptist Church of Tacoma. He was a master diver, enjoyed riding his Harley and dirt bikes, flying small fixed-wing aircraft and remote control airplanes, hunting, skeet shooting, sport shooting reloading and boating. In addition to his wife, Choon, Bob is survived by his sister, Christy (Steve) Adams of Fayetteville, Arkansas, nieces; Amy, Katie and Carrie, sister-in-law, Chung Hee and her husband Yong Ik Jang, Chun Chon, Republic of Korea, nephew, Yun Seok Jang and niece, Min Ji Jang. He is also survived by many special friends, including his dog, Ira. He is preceded in death by his parents. Bob was the love of Choon's life. He was her soul mate. He was fun loving, very caring, enjoyed life and was always helping others. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be 5-8PM Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Funeral Alternatives, 2830 Willamette Drive NE Suite G Lacey, WA 98513. Funeral Services will begin at 11AM on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the JBLM Main Post Chapel located in Building 2001 at the corner of Liggett Avenue and 9th Division Drive on Fort Lewis. Interment will follow at 1:15PM at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th Street Covington, WA 98042.
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