Robert Fredrick Young, Jr. unexpectedly died from a from a brain hemorrhage on January 6, 2018. Birth: June 25, 1959, in his beloved Niagara Falls, NY to Janet Bishop Dobbie Young (deceased but always present) and Robert Fredrick Young, Sr. (Ramsey, NJ & Haliburton, Ontario). Marriage: Katherine Lieberknecht, 2003, Ithaca, NY, reported to be “love at first sight” (Young, 1999). Children: three, Lucie, August & Rowan; every evening, he would plan how to spend one-on- one time with each the next day…tea parties, writing projects, playing catch, recreating military campaigns in scale, bike rides...Friends: many, from around the world and across the divides; he loves you all. Work (selected): associate professor, School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin; assistant professor, University of Oregon; the US’s first statewide sustainability director, appointed by New Jersey Gov. Christine Whitman; founder and owner of American Soil, Inc., a composting company: “because I didn’t know what to do after college but then I realized making soil doesn’t hurt anyone or anything.” Education: Cornell University (Doctorate, Natural Resources, 2007; Masters of Community and Regional Planning, 1995; BA, Government /English, 1982). A few things we’ll remember: his storytelling, poem readings, and joke telling; his energy, enthusiasm, devotion, loyalty, & inspiration; his “creative” smoothies, pretty convincing fake accents, & bear hugs; how much he loved his pets, including above all Cheyenne & Hank. Family: devastated, but positive he’s already started on his next amazing path. Survived by: Katherine Lieberknecht, wife; Lucie, daughter; August, son; Rowan, daughter; Robert F. Young, Sr., father; Dobbie Ann (Steven) Burgio, sister; a loving extended family of Lieberknechts; many cherished cousins and others in York, PA; Niagara Falls, NY; Haliburton, ON & Chicago, IL. Life celebrations: Austin, TX, February 3, 2018, Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum; Youngstown, NY, July 14, 2018, Officers’ Club, Old Fort Niagara. More information: thestoryofrob.com. Please consider: sending stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ever forward, always—or at least until Niagara Falls.