Alvin Michael Yost

Alvin Michael Yost

December 16, 1929 - July 06, 2011

Alvin Michael Yost

December 16, 1929 - July 06, 2011


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.

Memorial Services:

Rosary on Wednesday night July 13th at 7:00pm
O’Connor Mortuary
25301 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
949 581-4300

Funeral Mass on Thursday, July 14th at 10:00am
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
1015 Baker Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Tel: 714-540-2214

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


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6 responses to Alvin Michael Yost

  1. Kim Anderson says:

    Praying for your family as you grieve. May God wrap His arms around you and give you strength during this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Al. Much Love, Bill and Kim Anderson

  2. Michael Luck says:

    I am so honored to be connected to such a great man! I love you Papa and I thank you for all of the many memories that I have with you.

  3. I knew Al as an excellent husband, father and teacher. What amazed me most was his ability to empower his children and students. His children are successful and powerful people. He will be missed. My condolences to all his family.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family as you remember and honor the life of your father and grandfather, Al Yost. It would have been an honor to meet him, yet we look forward to knowing him through the loving and affectionate remembrances of Michael and your family. Kevin, Pat and Alexis Hanson

  5. Al was a strong, funny and smart man. I loved talking to him. His presence will be sorely missed. We are in continuous prayer for Stella and his family. To him, family was everything.

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