Elmer A. "Redd" Yost

September 25, 1921 ~ March 19, 2013


Elmer A. "Redd" Yost, 91, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on March 19, 2013 at 2:10 a.m. at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born September 25, 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Albert F. Yost and Rolena M. Humes.

From 1955 to 1982 Mr. Yost was the proprietor of Yost Shoes on North Main Street. From 1982 to 2010 he continued to operate his business doing shoe repairs from his home. He was a docent at the Maridon Museum on North McKean Street for almost 10 years. Mr. Yost was a member of Oak Hill Christian Church where he was a church elder and participated in the church activities. He was a former member of North Street Christian Church where he was a lay minister, elder and choir member. He enjoyed Biblical Archeology Studies and made three visits to the Middle East. Mr. Yost enjoyed classical, big band and jazz music. He liked ornate clocks and glass.

Mr. Yost is survived by one son, Christopher R. Yost and his wife Patty of Eau Claire, PA; one daughter Susan E. Logan and her husband Robert P. of Butler, PA; three grandchildren Christopher R. Yost, Jr., Jeremy M. Yost and Maya A. Yost; one half sister, Joann Pyle and her husband Temple of Louisiana ; three nephews, Michael D. Walker, Alan S. "Skip" Yost and Paul F. Yost.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Mary E. "Betty" Yost whom he married on November 27, 1947 and passed away on April 3, 1979 and also by his 2nd wife Charlotte Yost whom he married in August of 1994 and who passed away on August 6, 1996; one brother, Albert F. Yost, Jr.; one half brother Albert F. Yost, Jr.; one sister, Dolores "Dolly" Walker; and one niece, Mary Lea Walker.

There will be no public visitation.

A memorial service will be held to honor Elmer later this Spring.

Private burial will take place in the Greenlawn Burial Estates.


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