Richard Bernard Young

July 21, 1934December 4, 2018

Richard Bernard Young, age 84, of Mesa, Arizona passed away on Tuesday December 4, 2018. Richard was born July 21, 1934 in Haverhill, Massachusetts the son of Edythe and Frank Young. Richard and Judie were married on May 21, 1978 after 4 years of courtship. Dick was lucky enough to renew marriage vows with Judie four times during their 40 years of happiness. Richard retired from a career in the Lighting fixture business. He had a passion for singing, vintage cars, fishing, and camping.

Richard is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judie; sister Lynne and brother Bruce. Richard also leaves behind nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard's memory may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Young family.


  • Judie Young, Wife
  • Lynne Fisher, Sister
  • Bruce Young, Brother
  • Richard also leaves behind nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

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Judie Young

January 19, 2019

Dearest Dick,
Today is my birthday and although you are not here this year to celebrate with me, I have invited about a dozen girlfriends (you know them all) to come and celebrate with me - appetizers, wine and cupcakes! I am hoping to make a fun memory to go with all the other memories I have of birthdays past....I remember so well that snowy birthday in Greer, exactly 10 years ago, where I got a bucket-list snowy sleigh ride with the driver regaling us with cowboy poetry! It was January 2009 and, after sleigh ride and hot chocolate, we watched Obama inauguration from our room at Amberian Peaks Lodge in Greer...How lucky we were to be able to watch that ceremony. I know you are resting in peace... I visited you today and laid a stone so you would know I had been there and am thinking of you with love always, Forever, Judie

James Mulcahy

January 12, 2019

When we think of special people in our lives, Dick and Judie come to mind. Very caring and fun loving. They shared a special deep love for one another that is priceless. So many people never experience that in life. So in our hearts we will always remember Dick as a loving, fun person, who was someone that when he smiled the room just lit up. Jim and I will miss you, but always remember how blessed we are to have known you. May you be resting in the arms of our good Lord.

Stephen Julier

January 11, 2019

Dear Judie,
Dick may be resting in peace, but the memories will always be cherished . When Holly and I moved into our Northridge home, Dick immediately came across the street and invited us over for the first of many delicious and entertaining meals! The parties and BBQs we shared together over the years were always so much fun.
Not many people, if anybody knew the fact that Dick and I had a secret competition about who could decorate their house the most for Christmas every year! Then we got to visit the Major of the Malibu RV park for ocean views with more BBQs and fun. I could go on and on, but just know our thoughts, memories and fun times we had with Dick and you were special.
Stay strong , warm wishes,
The Juliers

Allan Rahn

December 21, 2018

Dear Judie - Linda and are I very sad to learn about Dick’s passing and so happy that we all met on our honeymoon in the Caribbean - almost thirty years ago. I’ve saved the picture you posted in this memorial and Linda and I chatted last night about our last visit together in Arizona years ago. Linda and I shared our memories together and our sadness shifted as we laughed at some of the great moments - two of my favorites are with me all the time - the time at the RV park in Malibu where I tried to convince Dick he was really Eli Wallach - and the time during our honeymoon when Dick bought those black trunks, went into the water, and the dye bled from the trunks to his skin. We hope everyone’s sadness passes with time and shifts to strong, wonderful memories that warm us all during cold times, keep us cool during hot times, and keep Dick in our memories and hearts forever.

Allan and Linda Rahn

Debbie and Brian Carlin

December 20, 2018

My heart sank when I read your Xmas card, and to read that Dick had passed away. We always enjoyed our dinners together, or just having the chance to chat when we would bump into you both. Dick was such a trooper, we admired that he made the effort, even when his health was failing. We thoroughly enjoyed the stories he had to share. Your love for each other was always so evident, we can only imagine your sorrow and pain with losing him. We pray that all those special memories that you have of Dick will always remain close, and in time will help in bringing you peace and comfort.
With Love and sympathy, Debbie and Brian Carlin

Luna Bowers

December 20, 2018


I am so very sorry to hear that Dick passed away. Richie and I shared many happy times with you and Dick in Palm Desert, California. The laughs, the meals, the friends. We remember fondly all of the special times we had together. Sadly, as you know, Richie passed away just four years ago this month so I know how hard your loss is. May your memories help you to find comfort in getting through this very sad time.

You are in my prayers and my heart is heavy for you.

Much Love,


Michele Baldwin

December 19, 2018

I'm so sorry to here about Dicks passing. We became friends as you traveled through LAX for your work. I always enjoyed your stories about Dick and your dogs, Mako and Pepper. You are in our thoughts and prayers, With love.
Michele and Randy Baldwin

Marge DiBiase

December 19, 2018

Judie....I keep remembering that evening we went to dinner at a Las Vegas hotel with you. Dick stood up and sang the Hawaiian Wedding was just beautiful! We are so sorry for your loss. May Dick Rest In Peace, and may you keep your memories close. Our condolences and love, Marge and Sam

marjie ryan

December 17, 2018