Paul Richard Young

Paul Richard Young

July 27, 1957 - October 14, 2010

Paul Richard Young

July 27, 1957 - October 14, 2010


Paul was a Structural Engineer and Senior Vice President with RBF Consulting, a widely respected nation wide engineering firm. During his 30-year career he directed the design and construction of many bridges and other structures. He was a respected teacher and mentor within his profession, and loved what he did for a living.

But his real loves were his family and the game of ice hockey. Whether it was playing, coaching or watching the game. He played ever since he was a boy, even on the day he passed to that great ice rink in the sky. He coached and played with each of his sons. His favorite team was the Kings, but he liked to say he had two favorite teams, the Kings, and any other team that was playing the Ducks.

Paul was devoted to providing for his family and assuring their happiness idolizing and caring for his wife, Debbie, and supporting his children, Laurel, Allen, and Kevin in their endeavors. He participated in and took great pride in all of their activities. Paul and his wife Debbie enjoyed more than 30 years of a very happy marriage together. They particularly loved spending time on camping trips enjoying hiking and biking.

Paul was an enthusiastic leader in the care and cohesion of his extended family and is survived by his wife Debbie; his children, Laurel, Allen & wife Jacky, and Kevin; his mother, Josephine; his brothers and sister, Joe & wife Carolyn, Steve & wife Diann, Mary & husband David Mulvihill.

Please have floral donations delivered to the Mortuary by the afternoon of Thursday, October 21st. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, or the Charity of your Choice.

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55 responses to Paul Richard Young

  1. Mike Reines says:

    In the last 2 years as Paul’s teammate I saw how dignity and honor can embody an impassioned hockey player. His tragic, untimely loss is an unending reminder of how a proper commitment to that which you love makes a life fulfilled. Thank you, Paul, I was lucky to know you.

  2. Rich Hebert says:

    Paul and I worked closely on 2 of the largest Design-Build projects in California. His son Allen worked for me as an intern on the S@-22 project. Recently Paul and I were anticipating working together on anothe future challenging project, The Gerald Desmond Bridge. Paul was excited to pursue this project and I was looking forward to working with him again. Paul was a respected engineeer and good friend. He will be missed.

    Well wishes to his family,

    Rich Hebert

  3. Rick Rubin says:

    Paul was a rare person. His leadership, hands on mentoring of his team and his teamwork with his peers was unmatched. He will be missed greatly both as a fine human being and a talented engineer. Our hearfelt wishes to Paul’s family in this difficult time. Rick and Debbie Rubin

  4. I’ll never forget the technical conversations about spark plugs and the extreme croquet with awesome tri-tip.


  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You are in my thoughts daily and hope that you can find peace soon.

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