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Ray Wilson Yoho, 86, of Wayne Township passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, Pennsylvania.
Born Nov. 20, 1930 in Shenango Township, he was a son of the late John E. and Catharine Irene Houk Yoho.
Ray graduated and served as the class president for the class of 1948 at Shenango High School.
He served aboard the USS Lowery in the Navy during the Korean War, where he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one star and the United Nations Service Medal.
Following his honorable discharge in 1952, Ray studied at Penn State University, graduating in 1957 with an electrical engineering degree.
Ray retired from Rockwell/Boeing in California in 1990.
He enjoyed working outdoors.
Survivors include four sisters, Jean Spears of New Castle, Leann (John) Roth of Huntsville, Alabama, Sally Swaney of Lebanon, Tennessee, and Susan Colella of Jackson, Michigan; sister-in-law, Norma Yoho of New Castle; and several nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Neil E. Yoho and John D. Yoho; two brothers-in-law, Lawrence E. Spears and Donald Swaney; sister-in-law, Geraldine Yoho Frohnapfel; a nephew, Rickie Spears; and a niece, Julie Roth Evans.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, Ellwood City, where a service will be held at noon, officiated by Pastor James R. O'Hara of the Castlewood Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City.
Online condolences may be offered at marshallsfh.com.
Published on October 5, 2017
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