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Eugene F. "Whitey" Yoest

November 3, 1928 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 91)


Eugene F. “Whitey” Yoest, 91, of Washington, formerly of South Park, died peacefully, Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

He was born November 3, 1928 in Pittsburgh, a son of Adam and Elisabeth Mihlfried Yoest.

Mr. Yoest was a 1946 graduate of St. Justin’s High School in Pittsburgh.

Gene worked as a field supervisor and instructor for Bell Telephone in Pittsburgh for 37 years, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of St. Oscar Romero Parish and worshiped at the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church and formerly belonged to Nativity Parish in South Park where he had served as a canter and sang in the choir.

On September 26, 1953, he married Joan Soracco who passed away, May 8, 2012.

Surviving are a son, Christopher Yoest and his wife Maria of Claysville; three grandchildren, Ryan Yoest (Michelle), Erin Yoest and Evan Yoest (Jessica); two great grandchildren, Blake Jamison and Mason Yoest; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 16, 2020 in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 300 Pike Street, Meadow Lands, PA 15340.  Interment is private in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, McMurray, PA.

Everyone is asked to meet at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342.

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Mass of Christian Burial
October 16, 2020

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church
Pike St.
Meadow Lands, PA 15347

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