Robert M. Yacobi, a former Newport News Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge, and Williamsburg residents, died Jan. 17.
Robert Yacobi, 85, was known as someone who found innovative ways to help troubled youth during his 30-year tenure as a judge. He retired in 1992.
"I've tried to treat each child who has come before me as a individual," he told the Daily Press shortly after retiring. "I listen to him or her and try to determine programs that will fit their needs and make them more responsible for their actions. If there wasn't a program to fit a particular person, I looked for ways to start one.''
The family will received friends at 10 a.m....