Robert "Bruce" Yongue

June 26, 1923November 4, 2019

Robert “Bruce” Yongue passed away on November 4, 2019 at the age of 96. He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Julia Getzen Yongue and his brother James A. Yongue. Bruce was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was a lifelong member and eventually Elder Emeritus of the Murray Hill Presbyterian Church. He attended Lee High School and served in the U. S. Army. Bruce worked for the Seaboard Railroad (now CSX) beginning in 1948, retiring in 1984.

His hobbies included painting, photography, and with Julia, square dancing and travel. He and Julia served as President of the Northeast Florida Square and Round Dance Association in 1971-72. Once retired, they traveled extensively throughout the U.S. by motor home.

Bruce is survived by his children, Robert B. Yongue, Jr. (Pam), Brandon G. Yongue (Maria Crisafi), and Julia “Caroline” Yongue, grandchildren, Heather Yongue, Jennifer Shipes (David), Camille Yongue and Theodore Yongue, great-granddaughters Brianna and Taylor Shipes, and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside Service will be held at Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Saturday, November 9 at 2:00pm. Please leave words of comfort and condolences for the family at

Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Boulevard is proudly serving the family.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


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Donald Long

November 8, 2019

I have always felt fortunate to have grown up with Bruce Yongue as a mentor and role model. He and Julia had a beautiful life together