Lawrence L. Yohe – Washington, Pa., formerly of Ginger Hill

Lawrence L. Yohe, 75, of Washington, Pennsylvania, formerly of Ginger Hill, died on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Washington Hospital. He was born on February 26, 1947 in Washington to Marcus G. and Martha “Mary Ann” Ruth Strosnider Yohe. Larry graduated from Charleroi High School in 1965. He was a veteran who had served in the US Army for three years. During his time in the Army, he served on two tours in Vietnam, achieving the rank of SP5 and earning the Bronze Star. Upon returning home, he attended Duquesne University, graduating with a Masters of Science degree in criminology. He then served 12 years with the Pennsylvania State Police in the Ebensburg and Greensburg areas. After retiring from the Pennsylvania State Police, he continued his law enforcement expertise, working with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as a highway investigator. During his 23 years with the NTSB, he worked in Seattle, Los Angeles and Denver. He later worked for Greyhound/ABC for five years as a safety consultant and retired in 2015. One of Larry’s greatest joys in life was when he was behind the wheel of his “Golden Eagle” bus. He welcomed any opportunity to take family and friends on bus trips. It didn’t matter if the destination was far or near, with a large group of passengers for a special occasion or just a few people for a spin. Larry also had a fondness for trains. He traveled the country by train and bus for over 50 years and loved every minute of it! Along the way, Larry made many lifelong friends. Larry was a member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Meadowlands. He was converted to a Catholic because of his belief in the Eucharist. He found great joy in attending Mass. He loved and served his Lord Jesus by living out his faith in his daily life. Larry was a friend to everyone he met and always helped everyone. Larry had a very special friend, Elaine, who was devoted to him. Larry and Elaine shared their Catholic faith and made it a focus of their friendship. They enjoyed serving the residents of senior living facilities through their joy of singing together. They also enjoyed some train rides and of course the Golden Eagle ride! He is survived by three brothers and one sister, Mark Yohe and his wife Sandy of Fredericktown, Tom Yohe and his wife Donna of Jefferson Hills, Cindy Taylor and his companion Arnie Brock of Sewickley, and Dave Yohe and his wife Jennifer of Ginger Hill; brother-in-law, Rev. William Lusk of Bentleyville; devoted friend, Elaine Passarello; and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was a beloved brother, uncle, and great-uncle to his family! Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Karen Lusk; and nephew, Thomas M. Yohe. Friends will be welcomed at FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 W. Main St., Monongahela on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be additional visits on Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Journey by Grace Church, 4803 State Route 51 N., Rostraver Township, PA 15012 where there will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Bailey officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Ginger Hill, with military honors bestowed by the Mont Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Shows of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.

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