Eugene (Gene) P. Yost, of Clearwater, Fla. is finally at peace with his family in heaven. He passed away Dec. 20, 2013, in Largo, Fla. after a seven-month illness.
He was born June 14, 1944, in Tiffin.
H is survived by his wife of 17 years, Nancy L. Yost; two brothers, Frank (Lynn) Yost of Huston, Del., and Michael (Kathleen) Yost of Tiffin; two daughters, Angela Yost of Sycamore and Jennifer (Jeremy) Redford of New Port Richey, Fla.; two grandchildren, Zachary Diaz and Logan Redford of New Port Richey, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Melissa Kenst Laslofy (Ryan) of Anaheim, Calif., and Angela Kenst of Columbus; and one stepgrandchild Alexandra Laslofy of California.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Eugene X. Yost and Geneva (Reinhart) Yost; and a brother, Anthony Yost.
A former employee of Enterprise in Tiffin, he spent most of his working life as an accountant. He spent seven years on the State Highway Patrol in northwest Ohio. He retired from Country Mark Co-op of Indianapolis, Ind., and after working several years in Washington, D.C., moved to Florida and started a business called Gulf Coast Accounting Services with his wife, Nancy. Ready for retirement, he sold the business after five years, and began working from home for several small business clients.
A member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Largo, Fla., he was a choir member, sharing his beautiful tenor voice. He loved to take cruises, and enjoyed participating in karaoke events. He had a passion for golf, and also was a very talented woodcrafter, even building his own home in Ohio.
Gene was a loving, caring, generous man, who was well loved and respected by those who were fortunate enough to know and work with him.
He will be forever in our hearts as a truly selfless person who chose not to be a burden to his family.
A memorial service is being planned.
Donations can be made to Allendale UMC Capital Campaign Fund, 3803 Haines Road, St Petersburg, FL 33703.