OBITUARY

Robert V Yost

July 3, 1927February 20, 2013

Robert V. Yost , 85, of Harrisburg passed away Wednesday, February 20,2013 at Select Specialty Hospital Harrisburg. Born July 3, 1927 in Frackville, PA, he was the son of the late Vincent and Marion (Wood) Yost. Bob was a man dedicated to his friends and work retiring after forty two years as a conductor with the former Reading Railroad. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II serving in the 42nd Rainbow Division. He enjoyed many things in life from being, a New York Yankees and Notre Dame Fan, spending time with his extended family, to having breakfast with friends at many different places in the area. Robert was a member of William Penn Social Assoc., Moose Middletown Lodge # 410, Verhovay Home Assoc., the 40&8 Club and the American Legion Lawton Post # 998. He was also a member of the Am Vets where he was a Maintenance Engineer. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene J. (Colestock) Yost. Surviving are his 2 step daughters: Jane Deschenes and Jennie L. Klinger, 2 step sons: Clifford and Michael McFarland all of Harrisburg, 5 step grandchildren and his best friend Diane L. Adams of Mechanicsburg. Funeral service will be held at 10:30am, Wednesday, February, 27, 2013, from Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St. Harrisburg, with viewing from 9:30 to 10:30am prior to service. Interment with full military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg 7790 Grayson Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Services

  • Viewing Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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John Six

February 27, 2013

I met Bob when I hired on the Reading Railroad in 1974 and he was always a source of learning for the long life ahead and I remember so many great quips of wisdom and humor from him when I ran into him in the subsequent years of his retirement which he enjoyed so much.

Jack and Kim Cavanaugh

February 26, 2013

Our Deepest Sympathy to Bob's family. Bob was a very nice man and a true gentleman and will truely be missed.

John Scott

February 25, 2013

Rest in peace Bob and go Yankees

Bill and Peggy Kautz

February 24, 2013

So sorry to hear about Bob. We've known him a long time and some of his family. Hope he is resting peacefully, and our sincere thoughts to is family.

BETTY SMITH

February 24, 2013

ROBERT,I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU,TO BE IN HEAVEN,SAFE AND SOUND,THANK YOU FOR BEING TRUELY A NICE PERSON,FRIEND,THANK YOU CALLING TO LET ME KNOW YOU WERE OK.MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU,I AM SO SORRY YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH WHAT YOU HAD TOO,WE WILL ALL MEET GOD ONE DAY,AND I'M SHURE YOU'R GONNA BE JUST FINE. BABY DOLL.

February 24, 2013

Sorry, forgot to sign off on my message. love you Sissy Char

February 24, 2013

My Father worked with Bob for many years, and they became very good friends, my dad would stop over to see him after they both retired. My father will miss Yost very much. I remember the first time I met him, we were on a bus trip to Alantic City, He was a very kind and gentle man. I enjoyed seeing him at the monthly breakfast for the retired railroaders. His friendship was very important to my dad and it will be missed alot. Rest in Peace our Friend until we meet again.

February 24, 2013

So very sorry to hear about Bob. What a gentleman he was. Always fair. I'm sure you girls will miss him. Butch is living in Baltimore and under the circumstances we wont be able to attend his services, just know our thoughts are with you. Love you both

FROM THE FAMILY