Alvin M. Yost Al Yost, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away at 9:00pm July 6th finally losing his battle after 5 years to bladder cancer. He was 81.
Al is survived by his wife of 57 years, Stella; his son Mike; daughters Terry Luck, Margie Mantell, Julie Neiswonger, Mary Schumacher; and eleven 11 grandchildren.
Al was a good man, great leader and a greater father. He was the Patriarch of the Yost family. He was an avid and active athlete playing basketball and baseball in his younger years, and a scratch golfer. He maintained a single digit handicap well into his 60’s.
Al’s tour of duty for the US Marines ran from 1946 to 1949. He attended McAllister College and graduated from the Univ of Minnesota in 1957 with a degree in Education and a Math minor.
During his USMC Tour in CA he met Stella. They were married in 1954 and returned to Minnesota to finish Al’s education. He worked in Minnesota as a teacher and basketball coach winning the Twin Cities AAU Championship in the Mid-50’s and playing scratch golf in the summer.
In 1958 Al and Stella returned to CA for good. With 2 children already, Al and Stella began their family journey. Today there are 6 children, 11 grandchildren, many sons- and daughters-in-law and a tremendous legacy.
Al worked in CA in Technical Sales for over 30 years and then at age 61 went back to education teaching Math in Junior High for another 13 years, finally retiring fully at 74.
He will be sorely missed by those who knew him and loved him. He was a man of great faith and gave that gift to his family. His legacy and faith will help support the family during the grieving period and afterwards to heal from the tremendous loss.
Rosary on Wednesday night July 13th at 7:00pm
25301 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Funeral Mass on Thursday, July 14th at 10:00am
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
1015 Baker Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626
In lieu of flowers the Yost family recommends donations be sent in the name of Al Yost to:
The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323 865-3000