With sadness we announce the passing of Robert Orville Young on August 15, 2023, of a fentanyl overdose. Rob was a kind, generous, and easy-going person who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Robert was born in Santa Barbara on January 17, 1980 and lived his life in this beautiful town. He loved spending time with friends at local beaches and playing chess and guitar. Rob was deeply passionate about his faith in God and his commitment to the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Rob’s life revolved around his true love and wife of 14-years, Robin Lynn (Spears) Young.
Robert is survived by his mother Toni DeMoulin, stepfather Craig Morrison; siblings Maggie Young, Suzy Robinson (Jason), Katheryne Young (Justin), and Ben Lazzaro; nieces Devon, Summer, and Alice; and nephews Christopher and Jace. He is preceded in death by his father Robert Lawrence Young MD. His beloved wife Robin has also recently passed from this world in similar tragic circumstances. They rest in love and peace together.
Robert walked an often challenging path but it did not prohibit him from goodness, love, friendship, and happiness – these things were maintained in abundance throughout his life. Rob had a remarkable capacity to hold struggle and gratitude in both hands and he was truly admirable in his ability of give grace and goodwill to others. His loving heart will be missed until we meet again.