Robert Dale Younkin, 73, Rockwood, died April 27, 2020 at Somerset In Touch Hospice House surrounded by his family. Born Jan. 4, 1947 in Somerset, son of Earl and Wilma (Digrottolo) Younkin. Preceded in death by parents, sister Joyce Boden, and brother Marion Younkin. Survived by his wife of 48 years the former Sandra Platt; daughter Julie Younkin, North Huntingdon; and brother Martin Younkin, Berlin. He was a 1965 graduate of Rockwood High School, and Vietnam War Army veteran having received the Purple Heart. He retired from Bender Shoe Co. / Abilene Boot Co., Somerset with over 40 years service. He loved his family, was an avid outdoorsman, and loved all sports especially golfing. He was a member of Oakbrook Golf Club where he made many wonderful friends. There will be a private family service at a later date. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin. Memorial contributions may be given to Rockwood Vol. Fire Dept., 630 Main St., Rockwood, PA 15557, or In Touch Hospice, P.O. Box 1173, Somerset, PA 15501. Condolences to the family may be offered at DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com.
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