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. Donna, the children, and I would like to express our deepest sympathy, but words really cannot express how we feel. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Warmest Regards, the Caplans.

  2. Brian Hixson says:

    As I write this I’m overcome with emotion. I worked at RBF for 12 years and had the highest respect and admiration for Paul. He was a genuine person and always took the time to answer my questions or help me solve a problem. He was a mentor and someone who I could admire, both professionally and personnally. We shared a personal connection with our children as my daughter Jill Hixson and Kevin went through school together. Paul and I would occasionally take time out to share our childrens lives with each other.I will dearly miss him!

  3. Paul’s passing away was the saddest news I have ever received. He was an exceptionally compassionate, modest and honest individual, an incomparable professional, an extremely sharp and talented engineer and a true father figure for all of us here in the Structural Department at RBF.
    My deepest condolences go to Debbie and his family. He left a colossal void in our lives, but I hope you can draw strength out of his inspiring and kind legacy.
    Good bye, Paul.
    We will miss you forever…

  4. The comments I’ve read reflect so much my feelings about Paul. He and I were roommates at CSULB. He worked very hard and played hard as well. We became such good friends and my memories of those times are so special. He and Debbie treated me like family. I was truly blessed to have shared in their lives. His caring for people and his integrity stand out as my memories of Paul. I’ll miss him.

  5. Paul was a fine engineer and a great human being. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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