Gerard R. "Jerry" Yost

Gerard R. “Jerry” Yost, 72, of 279 Northwestern Drive, Ellwood City (Wurtemburg), passed away at 10:55 P.M. Saturday, January 10, 2009 in the VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh (Oakland).

He was born in Pittsburgh (West End) on November 30 1936 to the late George J. and Rosella Koenig Yost.

He was a career serviceman, serving in the US Air Force as a technical sergeant at many installations, with almost 22 years in the military.

He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City.

He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Joann E. Graham Yost. He is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, and one son and daughter-in-law: Dori (and Dennis) McElwain of Portersville (PerryTwp.); Malinda (and Mark) Sommer of Linesville, PA; and Thomas G. (and Guilia) Yost in the Netherlands.

Six grandchildren also survive: Chad (and Mary) Barnett, US Army, Iraq; Sean and Cody McElwain, Portersville; Jason (and Karen)Sommer of Harmonsburg, PA; Walter Sommer of Conneaut Lake, PA; and Jessica Sommer of Linesville, PA.

One great granddaughter, Ciarra Barnett, also survives.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME OF ELLWOOD CITY, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer Parish Church, Fourth Street, Ellwood City, with Rev. Fr. Mark Thomas, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Wurtemburg Cemetery, Wayne Twp.

The Veterans Honor Guard (Veterans should report to the church at 10:25 A.M.)and the US Air Force will provide full military honors at Holy Redeemer Church on Wednesday.

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