LANCASTER, Pa. - Richard L. Youngquist, 91, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Hospice & Community Care, Lancaster.
Born in Marquette, Michigan, he was the son of the late Dr. Lowell L. Youngquist and the late Hazel Fassbender Youngquist. He was married to Phyllis "Poppy" Hartman Youngquist for 68 years.
He was a graduate of Graveraet High School, Marquette, and attended the University of Michigan before enlisting in the Navy at the outbreak of WWII. During the war, he was a naval aviator flying anti-submarine patrols off the Atlantic coasts of North and South America. He began his career in 1945 with RCA in the Lancaster factory, was transferred to plants in Somerville, N.J., and Mountaintop, Pa., and finally returned to Lancaster in 1962 where he was a manufacturing superintendent.
Following his retirement from RCA in 1981, he served briefly as interim Director of the Lancaster Housing Authority. A member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Mr. Youngquist served on the Vestry and was honored to be named Life Vestryman. He was a member of Meadia Heights Golf Club. From 2001 to 2010, he was a Board Member at Homestead Village, where he had previously been on the Residents' Council, serving as President of the Council for two years.
In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by two sons: Jeffrey I. Youngquist of Lancaster, Pa., and Peter L. Youngquist of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Lon Youngquist Schooley, wife of Harry B. Schooley III of Buffalo, N.Y.; and a grandson, Harry B. Schooley IV, also of Buffalo, N.Y. He was preceded in death by a brother, Orrin G. Youngquist.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to Richard's Memorial Service on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 321 West Chestnut Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania with The Reverend John W. Morris officiating. The family will greet friends at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in Richard's name to St. John's Episcopal Church, 321 West Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA 17603; Homestead Village, 1800 Village Circle, Lancaster, PA 17603 or Hospice & Community Care (founded as Hospice of Lancaster County), P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or www.hospicecommunity.org
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