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Robert Young

Robert Young

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Obituary

Robert O. Young, 83, of Leavenworth, passed away unexpectedly, May 11, 2021, in Leavenworth, Kan. He was born Nov. 1, 1937 in Naalelu Kai, Hawaii to William Apo and Mary Kelihuwa Young.

He grew up in Hawaii with nine siblings. On Nov. 21, 1958, Robert joined the U.S. Army and was a career soldier, serving his country until December 31, 1980, when he retired as a Sargeant Major. After retiring from the Army, he worked for the Directorate of Public Works on Fort Leavenworth until his second retirement.

Bob is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Gilda Young; his daughter and son-in-law, Corinna and Terry Gray; one step-granddaughter, Jennifer Gray of Lennox, S.D.; his brother, Wallace Young of Naalehu Hawaii and long-time family friends, Frank and Christa Baliling of San Diego, Calif.

Bob enjoyed fishing, gardening and maintaining an immaculate kept lawn. The harvest of his garden he shared with many friends over the years. For many years, Bob also enjoyed serving as a weather spotter for Leavenworth County.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister and several brothers.

A graveside service will begin at 12:30 p.m, Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
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