Robert H. Young

February 11, 1926 - November 30, 2018
Robert H. Young

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Robert H. Young, 92, of Hendersonville, NC passed away, Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Pardee Hospital, NC.  Born in Southold, NY, he was a son of the late Marguerite Howell and William Emmett Young.  He was also preceded in death by brothers, William Emmett Young, Jr., John Donald Young, and sisters, Priscilla Lyndes and Phoebe Cushman.

Robert graduated from Southold High School and continued his education earning a B.S.E. from Cortland State Teacher’s College in 1949, a M.S.E. from Hofstra University in 1953, and a Director’s Certificate from New York University in 1960.

After graduation from High School, Robert entered military service in the US Army Air Corps, serving with valor and distinction as a Radio Gunner.  Following graduation from Cortland State Teacher’s College, Robert began devoting a lifetime toward tapping resources of youth as a Recreation Director for the Suffolk County Second Supervisory BOCES in 1949-1950.  Robert then became the Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation for the Island Trees Public Schools in Levittown, NY from 1960-1965.  For the next 16 years, until his retirement in 1981, Robert served as the District Supervisor of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Athletics, and Health Services for the South Huntington Union Free School District.  Following this tenure, Robert served in an administrative capacity for NYS Public High School Athletic Association, Section XI.

Robert gave his energy, talent and acumen to many professional affiliations and activities to include NYSAPHER, AAHPERD, Section VIII and Section XI committees, Special Olympics, March of Dimes, and the South Huntington Teen Center.  In 1984, Robert was inducted to the Cortland “C” Club Hall of Fame. In 1987, Robert and his late wife of 68 years, Audrie Thomas Young, retired to Etowah, NC.

He is survived by two daughters, Robin Young Sears and husband Peter, of Woodstock, NY, Cynthia Young Sadrakula and husband Michael, of Bedford, NY and Flat Rock, NC, and two grandaughters, Taylor Young Sears and Elizabeth Lee Sadrakula. Additionally, many nieces and nephews survive.

The family will receive friends in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home, Hendersonville, NC on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  A service of remembrance will be held at 4:00pm.

A celebration of life and interment in the Cutchogue, NY cemetery will take place in the Spring of 2019.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert Young ’49 can be made to the Cortland College Foundation, P.O. Box 2000, Cortland, NY  13045, or Special Olympics New York- Long Island Chapter, 560 Broadhollow Road, Suite 106, Melville, NY 11747


Friday, December 7, 2018
4:00 PM

Shuler Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Friday, December 7, 2018
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Shuler Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • December 06, 2018
    Kevin A. Seaman, Esq. (Section XI) says:
    Bob was a true gentleman/sportsman. He was caring, genuine and kind in nature. He set a tone; he never spoke ill of anyone and always found the good in everyone. In fact, ironically, he possessed the same character and style as the late President Bush; the timing of their losses may not be coindidental ! Knowing Bob was a blessing in my life.

  • December 10, 2018
    Lawrence Debel says:
    Bob gave me my start in education and I owe my career successes as a teacher, coach, and administrator to him. His genuine concern for people and positive outlook molded me professionally. He embodied the spirit of collaborative effort and joy, and was a truly good man. He life will be celebrated and he will be missed.

  • December 11, 2018
    Lori Richards says:
    I grew up with Cindy, and I have many happy memories of spending time at Cindy's house with her parents. Mr. Young was a very kind, humble man. My condolences to Cindy, Robin, and the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. -Lori