Robert E. Yoho, 77, of Ellwood City, passed away in his home on Thursday, March 26th, 2015.
“Bob” Yoho was born May 6, 1937 in Ellwood City, PA to the late Myrtle Gilbert and Edward “Fred” Yoho. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in 1955. He graduated from business school, and served as an Ellwood City Police officer from 1966 to 1992.
Bob Yoho was known to many in Ellwood City for his iconic Tootsie Pops while he was a bus driver for Vo-Tech. In his youth he was known for having the fastest car in town, a 1957 pink Pontiac Starchief. He was generous, hardworking, and saw great value in paying it forward. He believed in leaving a strong legacy and always celebrated the success of his children and grandchildren. He loved listening to Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, bird watching, and gardening. He eagerly awaited spring each year so that he could watch his tulips bloom.
Tennyson wrote, “I am a part of all that I have met.” Likewise, Bob Yoho was impacted by each and every person he met, shaping him into a man who fought for justice and kindness, and who loved those who surrounded him.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; His children Terri Yoho of Ellwood City, Bobby (and Marcie) Yoho of Cranberry Twp., Dawn (and Scott) Preston of New Castle; his grandchildren, Ashley Carpenter of Fredericksburg, VA, Mackenzie Yoho of Erie, PA, Amber Preston of New Castle, Miranda Hennessy-Yoho of Provincetown, RI, Robby Yoho and Victoria Yoho, both of Cranberry Twp.
He is also survived by his sisters, Helen (and Fran) Nadeau of Lake Suzie, FL, Barbara (and David) Totty of Centerville, TN, Virginia (and Owen) Totty of Centerville, TN, Shirley (and Robert) Richards of Norwalk, CT, and Irene Barr of Sandwich, MA; brother-in-law Dick (and Linda) Brown; his first cousin, Beverly (and Paul) Todd of Ellwood City, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Glenn Yoho, and his sister Margaret Yoho-Pringle. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.
A service for Bob will be held on Tuesday at 8:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Allen Marsh officiating.
The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/