OBITUARY

Richard Reed Young

October 12, 1931February 23, 2014
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Richard Reed Young, beloved son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, died Sunday, February 23, 2014. He left behind the love of his life and his wife of 59 years, Phillipa, along with their four children and their families. He was born at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Brentwood, PA just outside of Pittsburgh. He is the son of Helen and Arden Young and has a younger sister, Barbara and a younger brother, Tom, all of whom attended Elroy Elementary School. He graduated from Brentwood High School with honors before attending Penn State University where he obtained a BS Degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1953. He started his Oil & Gas career with Marathon Oil Company in Hobbs, NM. He also spent time with Marathon in Littleton, CO and Midland, TX, with most of his time in Houston, TX. He retired from Marathon in 1992 after 40 years of service. His favorite pastimes included fishing, boating and spending time with his children and grandchildren, either coaching their teams or rooting them on in their many different activities. He was a proud and loyal Penn Stater.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to Penn State University at http://giveto.psu.edu/

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 3, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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Veronica Luna

April 1, 2014

Papa
I miss you so much. I thank you for always being there for me through everything from taking me to school early in the morning. For always being there for every choir performance, to buying me books for every occasion even if it was just for fun. Especially for helping me with my homework especially math. I love you so much and you are always in my thoughts.

Joseph Young

April 1, 2014

Papa, this is a time of mourning and celebration for now you are in a better place. Every time you were around there was such a pleasant environment. I thank you for being such a wonderful role model and making me the man I am today. Being able to go to you whenever I needed help in school helped me a whole bunch and gave me the potential to do anything I set my mind to. You will be truly missed but never forgotten.i love you with all my heart.

Beverly Young

March 31, 2014

Dad (Papa), Just wanted to say you are truly missed. My heart is broken. I love you so much! You have touched everyone's heart with all the wonderful memories you gave us. Thank you for treating my children and I so special. You were such a great role model on how a dad is suppose to be not only for my children, but also for my foster children. Also for me on how to be a grandparent, full of endless love. I know you are fine and we will all be together again in time.It wasn't suppose to go this way Dad. I wanted many more years together, but I'm very thankful to God for the time we had.
Love and Kisses, Beverly

Beverly Young

March 31, 2014

Dad (Papa), Just wanted to say you are truly missed. My heart is broken. I love you so much! You have touched everyone's heart with all the wonderful memories you gave us. Thank you for treating my children and I so special. You were such a great role model on how a dad is suppose to be not only for my children, but also for my foster children. Also for me on how to be a grandparent, full of endless love. I know you are fine and we will all be together again in time.It wasn't suppose to go this way Dad. I wanted many more years together, but I'm very thankful to God for the time we had.
Love and Kisses, Beverly

Kelsey Rath

March 31, 2014

In honor of you, Papa.

Kelsey Rath

March 31, 2014

I love you papa and think about you everyday. I miss seeing you and Kasey eat sweets together. I feel honored to give you your first great grandchild and I will always remember how proud you were to have us. I know you are watching from above and one day we will all be together again.

Sandi Sitton

March 17, 2014

Rusty, Mrs. Young, Beverly, David, Robert, and the whole Young family - my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I miss y'all and will always remember Mr. Young and his Peach Hi-C with fond memories. The pictures are a great tribute to how much he loved his family.

Tom Young

March 16, 2014

Phil, Robert, Beverly, David, and Rusty, and the Grandchildren,
I am glad I traveled from Estero Florida to Houston in September, 2013 to visit my brother Dick, and to renew friendships with the entire Young family. It gave me an opportunity to speak with Dick while he was in rehab. I guess too much time had passed since we last saw each other. I was amazed at the caregiver services everyone was offering to Dick, in addition to the hospital staff. Those of you in the photo gallery brought back so many memories. I believe I was age 16 in one of the photos and that was 59 years ago. You are all in my prayers and I wish everyone of you all the best of health as you recover from the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. For those viewing these comments and not knowing me, I am
Dick's brother.

Love,

Tom Young

Barbara Patterson

March 12, 2014

Dear Phil and Family, I enjoyed the photo gallery and video very much. Some of the faces were familiar, others not. It has been a long time since we were in Houston. It was particularly meaningful to see pictures of Dick as a child and young adult. Those are the times with him that i could connect with the best.
I know this is a time of recalling memories which brings a certain joy and a time of sadness for all of you. Being together gives you all support, particularly Phil.
Blessings, sister Barbara

abigail young

March 8, 2014

Papa,
I miss you taking me for mango ice cream and watching me play volleyball. I know you're watching me from above, you're the best papa! I will always remember how you would help me with math and have pretzels and kool aid. I love you so much and know you're in a better place
Love your granddaughter forever,
Abby Young