Posted by on May 12, 2019 12:44 am

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Richard W. Yost, Sr., 78, of Tamaqua, PA, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Salisbury Township, PA.

He was the husband of Arlene (nee Phillip) Yost to whom he was married 46 years.

Born in Barnesville, PA on June 26, 1940, Richard was a son of the late George and Blanche (nee Hepler) Yost. A high school graduate of South River High School, New Jersey, he worked for Revlon Cosmetics in Edison, NJ for 31 years.

Richard then worked at the former John Morgan Knitting Mills, Hometown, for 15 years.

He was Protestant.

An avid New York Mets and New York Jets fan, Richard also loved to hunt and fish.

In addition to his wife, Arlene, he is survived by sons, Richard W. Yost, Jr. and his wife Carmela of Summit Hill, PA and Chris Yost of New Tripoli, PA; daughters, Jennifer Yost of Berwick, PA, Toni Yost of Florida, and Jeannie Yost of Florida; 6 grandchildren; sisters, Phyllis Web and her husband Jesse of Somerset, NJ and Muriel Wehr of Grier City, PA; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Richard was also predeceased by siblings, Faye, Jack, Fern, William, Dorothy, and Walter.

Services will be held at 6 PM on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with Timothy Van Blargan officiating. Call 4-6 PM, Monday, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.

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