BOARDMAN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Robert Keith Mohn, 71, died early Thursday morning, November 10, 2022 at Mercy Health’s St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.
Robert, affectionately known as “Keith,” was born on November 5, 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Robert “Bus” and Roberta “Helen” Taylor Mohn.
Keith grew up in Northern Lima and graduated from South Range High School in 1970. He continued his education at the DeVry Institute in Chicago, Kent State University and Youngstown State University.
For most of his career, Keith worked as a hydraulics technician for Linde Hydraulics Corporation of Canfield. He left the company after more than 30 years of service.
Easygoing, friendly and social, Keith was a true people person and never met a stranger. He was a friend to everyone he met and enjoyed spending time with his neighborhood buddies who had developed a network of support and friendship. If you’re home, you can probably find Keith outdoors enjoying his tractor and meticulously tending to his garden. His favorite pastimes included meeting friends at local restaurants and wine bottling get-togethers. He was also a supporter of the YSU Penguins and looked forward to his annual birthday present of football and basketball season tickets. Keith was a voracious reader, especially sci-fi. He also took a keen interest and pride in Mill Creek Park and its history and could often be seen driving his BMW through the park to take in its beauty and splendor.
Keith enjoyed participating in many sports, particularly volleyball and skiing. For many years they spent on volleyball courts, played with friends and took part in tournaments. An experienced snow skier and former member of the Youngstown Ski Club, Keith also enjoyed skiing in nearby upstate New York and the western United States. A natural ski coach, he taught and inspired young skiers on the Ski Chalet Race Team for several years.
Keith and his wife, Linda, enjoyed the good company of friends at wineries and social gatherings, as well as traveling and exploring the United States and beyond. They traveled abroad a lot and appreciated the opportunity to get to know different cultures. Two of her favorite overseas destinations were Brazil and Thailand, where many lasting friendships were formed.
Keith leaves his 40-year-old wife, formerly Linda J. Younkman, whom he married on June 5, 1982, to continue his memory; children, David (Darlene) Clark of Beverly, West Virginia and Jennifer (Joe) Congemi of Columbiana; Brother Steve (Anita) Mohn of Youngstown; grandsons, Katelyn (Chad) Vollnogle, Erica Congemi, Sean (Mariah) Congemi, Mason Clark and Jasper Clark; Great-grandchildren, Cora and Winnie Vollnogle and nephews, Michael, Kevin and Jeff Mohn.
A celebration of Keith’s life will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022 at Mill Creek Park’s Pioneer Pavilion, 876 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, OH 44511. Keith’s Favorite Stories and Memories will be followed by dinner and fellowship time through the 8th :00 am
Commemorative donations may be made in Keith’s name to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, PO Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238, or the Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
The arrangements will be made by the Davidson-Becker funeral home. Please visit www.beckerobits.com to share memories and condolences with the family.