April 1, 1928 – March 9, 2019
Oscar Yohai, 90, of Bonita Springs FL and Bourne MA died peacefully in Bonita Springs on March 9, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of the late Jeanette Carroll Yohai for 58 years.
Born in New York, NY, son of the late Morris and Lena ( Benezra ) Yohai, he was a graduate of NYU and the University of Hartford. For over 30 years he was a teacher and administrator in Connecticut and Massachusetts specialized in reading and special education.
Oscar loved history, his faith, and helping others. He was a past master of the Dewitt Clinton Lodge AF. & AM. in Sandwich MA, and as a Shriner, he was active in the clown unit, where as “Yo Yo” the clown, he helped raise money for Shriner Hospitals. He was also active in his Chabad congregations in Bonita Springs and on Cape Cod, and was proud to have traced his ancestry back to famous 2nd century Rabbi Simeon Ben Yohai. Oscar will always be remembered for his compassion, affable manner, and sense of humor.
Oscar is survived by his 2 sons, Walter Yohai of Bourne MA, Mark Yohai & his wife Beth of Westboro, MA, his 2 grandchildren Samara & Allana Yohai, and his sister Kitty Hattem of Del Ray, FL. He was pre-deceased by his sister Delcie Bucknoff, of Miami, FL.
A masonic service will be held Friday March 15 at 10AM at the Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in his memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children. ( https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate )
- Jeanette Carroll Yohai, Wife
- Morris Yohai, Father
- Lena Yohai, Mother
- Walter Yohai, Son
- Mark Yohai, Son
- Beth Yohai, Daughter-in-law
- Samara Yohai, Grandchild
- Allana Yohai, Grandchild
- Kitty Hattem, Sister
- Delcie Bucknoff, Sister
- Masonic Funeral Service Friday, March 15, 2019
- Burial Will be Private