Harold Charles Yost

Born: Tue., Mar. 9, 1943
Died: Tue., Jul. 9, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 11, 2019
Location: Yost-Gedon Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 12, 2019
Location: Yost-Gedon Funeral Home

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Harold (Bud) Charles Yost, Jr., 76, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his home. Born in Lock Haven on March 9, 1943 he is the son of Harold (Bud) Charles Yost Sr. and Elva Hakin Yost.

Bud graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1960. Bud was an outstanding athlete lettering in football, track and basketball. He was selected to the 1960 Big 33 Football team. He was a member of the undefeated 1960 Lock Haven Bobcat football team. He set records in the javelin and shotput. He received the most valuable participant award for the Sixth Annual Juniata Relays. He set the 100 yard dash record at the Lock Haven High School.

Bud was elated when Rip Engle and Joe Paterno came to his home and offered Bud a scholarship to Penn State University. Bud was the limbo champion at the Delta Upsiln Fraternity. Bud would say he majored in football, food, and beverages at Penn State. Bud played in two bowl games the Gator Bowl and the Sugar Bowl. He was very proud that he had the opportunity to shake President John F. Kennedy’s hand at the Sugar Bowl.

After college, Bud worked with his father selling and building Ridge Pike Homes. In 1972 they sold 52 homes after the flood. He worked for Nestlerode Construction and was also a sub contractor. He was the owner and manager of the Eagle Hotel. Bud was a member of City Council from 1992-1995. He became mayor of Lock Haven 1996 -1999. He became Clinton County Commissioner 2000 - 2007.

Bud loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He love spending time with his family, his son Buddy, Teresa, and Delani. He enjoyed being with his side kick and beloved dog Sheba.

Bud was a lifetime member of the Castanea Fire Company, Elks, NRA, North American Hunting Club, Penn State Letterman Club.

He was preceded in death by his father: Harold Charles Yost Sr., his mother; Elva Hakin Yost, his brother; Billy Lee Yost.

He is survived by a son; Harold (Buddy) Yost III, and his wife Teresa, a granddaughter; Delani, a sister; Bonnie Sue Yost Probst, a brother in law Samuel W. Probst, nephews; Samuel Grant Probst (Donna), Benson Wade Probst and Troy Allan Probst (Bethany), great nieces; Allison R. Probst, Alesia Ross Parks (Jake), great Nephews; Cy Probst, Kelvin Probst, Watt Probst, a great great nephew Corbin Parks, and a great great niece; Sage Parks.

Funeral Service for Harold (Bud) Charles Yost, Jr will be held Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC, 121 W. Main St. Lock Haven. Officiating will be Pastor Mitch Smith of Christ Community Church, State College. Family and friends will be received in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Service, LLC on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Harold’s name to the Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hill Road, Lock Haven, PA 17745.

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Harold & Betty Lininger
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
Please accept our condolences. Bud was a fantastic athlete. It was an honor to compete along side him against some of the best teams in Pennsylvania. As good an athlete that he was, he was an even better person. He had a big heart and kind soul. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. He gave 100% effort in all he did. God bless him and keep him.

1 of Many
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
Bud was a great man. I will always remember him for who he was as a person. He was an open minded person who actually tried to do right in the realm of politics. God Bless his soul and may Buddy and family take solace in knowing many of us will never forget BUD!

Pete Ochsner
   Posted Fri July 12, 2019
To ‘Buddy’ and Family: We hold many fond memories of our times at Penn State with your Dad. May God grant you comfort for your tears and strength for the days ahead. Pete and Cindy Ochsner

Carole and Ken MIller
   Posted Fri July 12, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Bud's family, friends and Classmates of 1961. Bud crossed so many lives and his gentle soul will always be carried in our hearts. May all of us find comfort and peace in the memories that he has left behind. God Bless Him and his family.

Lynn Neff
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
I had the pleasure to work with Bud for seven years. A kind man , and an awesome boss (Commissioner). I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. When I would bake peach pies I always made sure he got one. To his family I send my heartfelt condolences and sympathy. Bud will be misses by so many. May he fly high and RIP. I'm proud I got to know him, work with him and call him my friend.

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