Robert "Bob" E. Yost, of Westfield Township, passed from this world into the arms of our Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 16, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born October 16, 1934, to Harry E and Edythe L. Yost (nee Harnett), Valley City, Bob was raised and made his home in Valley City until 1991 before moving to Westfield Township.
In 1954, Bob married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Patricia (Pat) J. Yost (nee Seeley) who survives and they celebrated 63 years of marriage.
Bob was a graduate of Liverpool High School, Valley City, where he was an accomplished athlete and lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He was part of the Liverpool High School Flying Dutchman Six Man Football Team that was inducted on June 16, 2010 into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame. He attended Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio, where he played football, basketball and baseball for the Yellow Jackets.
Bob retired as a Process Engineer from the Ford Motor Company in 1991, after 35 years of service. After his retirement, he worked part time for Westfield Companies as a grounds keeper at the Westfield Country Club. He was a member of the Valley City Fire Department for over 25 years and served as Assistant Fire Chief.
Bob enjoyed all sports and was an avid golfer. He had many talents, including carpentry, gardening and mechanics, but most of all, he loved his family. He always enjoyed family get togethers.
Bob is survived by his wife, Patricia; their five children, Debra (Roger) Lyons of Westfield Center, Robert (Bob) Yost, Jr. of Westfield Township, Valerie (James) Leonard of Parma, Lori (Allan) Huff of Copley and Kristine (Chuck, deceased) Thomas of Medina; 12 grandchildren, Kevin Cummings of Wadsworth, Aaron (Jackie) Cummings of Westfield Center, Kelly (Steve) Neff of Ashland, Eric Yost of Medina, Rebecca (Mike) Gall of Medina, Jason (Tiffany) Matheny of Seville, Adam (Nicole) Biggs of Parma, Derek Huff of Richmond, Virginia, Cody Huff of Copley, Brittney Thomas of Medina, Kory Thomas of Medina and Justin Thomas of Medina; three step-grandchildren, Joseph (Jackie) Lyons, Nate (Jen) Lyons, Elizabeth (Stacy) Bennett; great-grandchildren, Austin, Jaxon, Brennyn, Connor, Brian, Taylor, Andrew, Kaylee, Nick, Jason, Joshua, Jackson; step-great-grandchildren, Noah, Max, Brody, Carson; brother-in-law, Joseph Seeley of Valley City and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Katherine "Kay" (Gabe) Wascovich, Harry (Delores) Yost and Bill Yost and his son-in-law, Charles "Chuck" Thomas.
Cremation has taken place and Waite and Son Funeral Home has served the family. There will be no calling hours and a private family memorial is planned.
The family would like to give special thanks to his caregiver, Patty Phillips and to Dr. Russo and the nurses of Cleveland Clinic Medina General Hospital ICU for their compassion and care of Bob in his final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Valley City Fire Department, 6700 Center Rd., Valley City, OH 44280.
Online condolences may be left at waitefuneralhome.com