Fredrick William Younkin Sr.

September 29, 1946 - February 6, 2022

09/29/1946 - 02/06/2022

Past Services

Monday February 21, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Tuesday February 22, 2022
11:00 am

Fredrick W. Younkin Sr, 75, passed away February 6, 2022. Born in N. Charleroi, Pennsylvania, September 1946, he was the son of the late Frederick and Jean Younkin. He was a loving and caring husband, dad, Pap Pap, and friend. He proudly served as an Engineman for 20 years in the United States Navy before his retirement in 1986.
He was an avid car enthusiast who enjoyed all types of auto racing- especially slot car racing. He was mechanically inclined and was our go-to resource for everything car-related. In addition to working on cars and racing cars, he enjoyed taking long car rides, traveling, science fiction and spending time with his family.
He was a deeply devoted and loving husband to his wife of 52 years, Barbara J. Younkin. He was a loving father to his sons Fredrick Younkin Jr. of New Jersey and Joseph Younkin of Chesapeake and daughter Gina Harris and husband James of Virginia Beach. He was a proud Pap Pap to his five grandchildren, Joshua, Alyssa, Sydney, Mila, and Riley. He is survived by his brother Charles and his wife Toni of Pennsylvania. Also left to cherish in his memory is the family of his late best friend, Gary Benn, wife Cathy and sons David & James.
A viewing will be held Monday, February 21st from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home located on Battlefield Blvd. in Chesapeake.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at 11:00 am on February 22nd at St. Stephen, Martyr Catholic Church located on Battlefield Blvd. in Chesapeake.

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Maiz family
11 months ago

We are so sorry for your loss. He seemed like an awesome man and great father. He will be missed.

Patti Hanselman
11 months ago

Only met Mr Younkin a few times at family celebrations that included friends as well. Sometimes you can tell the character of a person by the children they raise. I know Gena. He did an excellent job. He had to be a good man if he was Gena’s father. Condolences to the Younkin family.

Frank Titus
11 months ago


marianne A patz
11 months ago

Barb and family,
Georgie just called me about Fred. Sorry to hear about his passing. Seems like only a few years ago we were all together in Va. Such good times.
Please know my prayers are with all of you at this time.
Love you.