D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Robert Arthur Yoston

December 3, 1939July 28, 2020

Robert Arthur Yoston, 80, of Wethersfield, beloved husband of Ellen (Cunningham) Yoston, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2020 surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Bob was born in the Bronx, NY on December 3, 1939, the son of the late Harold and Mildred (Burgdoff) Yoston. Bob worked for the Southern New England Telephone Company (SNET)/AT&T, retiring as the Vice President of Marketing after 38 years of dedicated service. He headed up the Yellow Pages when that was the main form of advertising at that time. A fan of all sports, his Bronx roots naturally made Bob a fan of the New York Yankees. He enjoyed watching his Bronx Bombers with family and friends. Bob was not one to sit idle, he also enjoyed playing golf, tennis and bowling. He loved to share his “saying of the day” with his grandchildren. Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his family and most of all his cherished grandchildren. In addition to his wife of 59 years, Bob leaves his son, Robert Yoston, Jr of Clearwater, FL, his daughters, Doreen DeAguila of Belleair, FL, Karen Tabshey and her husband Roger of Wethersfield, Patty Rosati and her husband Rob of Bedford, NY, Mary Boardman and her husband Ed of Charlotte, NC, Jenifer Dowd and her husband Art of Clinton, grandchildren Crystal, Rick, Lindsay, Nicole, Eric, Lexus, Chris, Kendyl, Andrew, Tim, Amanda, Elizabeth, Brian, Nick and Sarah and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel of Wethersfield has been entrusted with the services. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.


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Sheila Cunningham

July 30, 2020

Allan always looked forward to the golf championships with Bob and his sons-in-law. The dinners following, to honor the winners, were full of laughs and happy memories.
There is a tee time reserved, in Heaven, for Allan and Bob to play against the Angels. We'll have to wait to find out who wins that championship.
We will miss you, Bob.
Lots of love,
Sheila and Family

John & Jan Boardman

July 30, 2020

Dear Ellen and family: We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Even before Ed and Mary’s wedding, he was warm and welcoming to us and our family. We remember with great fondness his sense of humor and his kindness. He will be missed. I pray that God will comfort you all.
With love, Jan and John Boardman

Jack and Diane Barker

July 30, 2020

Jack and I are remembering your husband, Ellen, and your father, Doreen, and your Grandfather, Sarah, as a gentleman and a gentle man. We know how much you will miss him. He and Ellen were among the first people we met when we moved into Bayshore I.
Their kindness will always be appreciated. Our condolences to your entire family. May his soul, rest in peace.

David Purcell

July 30, 2020

Ellen and Doreen - Well what can I say except how deeply sorry I am to hear of Bob. A neighbor, fellow board member and all around great guy! The picture you chose for obituary is perfect. Always smiling and ready to tell me a story! He was a huge supporter of everything we did here at our condo building in Florida. I have great memories of our board meetings and projects we worked on together.
Doreen, I will see you when you return to Florida.
David Purcell

joann friel

July 29, 2020

dear ellen and all of bob's family. i am so very sorry for your loss. bob was one of the nicest people i have ever known. he will be missed and you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
with much love
joann friel

Michael Rush

July 29, 2020

Ellen and family,
We just learned of Bob’s passing and send along our prayers to all of you .
Bob’s legacy of family and friendship to so many speaks far more eloquently than words can convey. He was a good man in every sense of the word. We mourn with you his passing but know you are comforted with the knowledge that he is at home with his loving God.
Our thoughts, prayers and love to all of you. We will keep Bob in our prayers.
Margie and Michael Rush.

Robert F Neal

July 29, 2020

Ellen and Children -- What a shock to open today's Courant and to read of Bob's death, and then to marvel at that perfect photo which captures the Bob I remember. From 1964, when we first met working at SNET, our careers intermingled as we both moved up the ladder, and met up again and again until retirement. We worked hard, played hard but I remember that gorgeous laugh and smile. Regina joins me in keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob Neal

Claudia Miller

July 29, 2020

I have such very fond memories of Bob. He was a true friend of all of us at Notre Dame. We considered he and Ellen Notre Dame royalty. Thank you for your children, your hard work and your guidance. You will be truly missed, love and prayers to your family.


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