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David M. Yohn, 61

David M. Yohn, 61, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the Lancaster General Hospital.  Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of Eleanor and the late Clarence E. Yohn.  David was the loving husband of Patricia L. Yohn with whom he recently celebrated 25 years of marriage.

David was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana.  He was self-employed and owned Snack Techniques in Lancaster.  Because of his passion for British cars, David was a member of the Philadelphia Area Lotus Society and Lotus Limited.  He also enjoyed British Car Shows.  He was a member and Judge of the American Orchid Society in Washington D.C.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother is a daughter Jennifer E. Coulby, wife of Barry, of Whitehall, MD; two granddaughters, Fiona and Gwendolyn Coulby; a brother, William (Judge) Yohn of Wisconsin; and a sister, Elaine Yohn of Lancaster, PA.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, September 16, 2011 at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 with Pastor Dana Statler officiating.  A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 7-9 PM and again on Friday from 10-11 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery.  Contributions can be made in David’s memory to: Water Street Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 7267, Lancaster, PA 17604 or Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org .  To send the family online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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Pattie and Jen,
May memories comfort you as you grieve your great loss and may you be blessed with Gods healing grace.Dave will be missed much at BFR he is a part of our family too!Now you and Jen must come keep us company more often.You and the family have my deepest sympathy,
Debbie Rose

Pat,
I’ve very sorry for your loss.  Dave was an old friend and he will be missed by many.
I’ve known David for most of my life.  We graduated from McCaskey together in ’67 and both headed west to Indiana for college.  We were in the same fraternity at Franklin and he’d drive me back to Lancaster for the holidays.

Dave will always be with us; in our memories of days we spent with one another and in our hearts.  For that presence I am thankful.     Dan Farmer

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dave. We were friends back in the ’70’s when we were in the Ski Patrol at Big Valley together. I met Dave while I was working at Snow Shed ski shop and we hit it off right away. He really loved skiing and we shared many a good run at many ski areas together. A few years later, I worked with him at Anderson Bakery. I remember when we left work in a hurry to go pick up his Datsun 240Z, he didn’t even know what color he was getting,as they couldn’t guarantee that back then..( he got a brown one with tan interior). He opened many doors for me in the food industry,for which I will be forever grateful to him. Job opportunities took me away from Lancaster for many years. I returned a few years ago to take care of my father, but somehow, never reconnected with Dave.My deepest sympathies to you for the loss of a really great fellow. God bless you
Craig Wise

Patti, Jennifer and family,

Please accept my Deepest Sympathy on the passing of David. May the wonderful life you shared and the wonderful memories you have bring you much comfort in the days and months ahead.To Patti; David is still with you and always will be, watching over you always. To Jennifer; Your Father will always be with you and will always have that "special place" in your heart that only Fathers can hold. There is a unique bond between Fathers and Daughters that death cannot take away.I lost my Father 2 years ago. The loss doesn’t get any easier,time doesn’t take away the pain.You just go on with life and it’s different.It is just my Mom and I too now. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Dianne Evans Murray (formerly Quill)
Kiki Tana Manis Mom (Snow Leopard Bengal you raised)

I was deeply saddened to hear that David had passed away so suddenly.  I had enjoyed seeing him and working with him at the monthly Orchid Judging sessions, especially since his work schedule enabled him to attend more regularly in the past year.  His contributions will be missed.

You and your family have my deepest sympathy for you loss.

Valerie Lowe

To all the Yohn Family

My heart goes out with deepest sympathy to each of you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Dave was one of my “best buds” from the Madison & Broad Streets area during our junior high and high school years. Before we started driving, he and I rode our bikes near and far in Lancaster City and County. When we set out on a day we never knew what adventures were in store; and there were plenty. He was a very active guy in those years, always tinkering with some engine or other mechanical device. Dave and I worked together first on rockets, then go-karts, and later, our cars. I recall with fondness how he and I worked on a 9th grade science project when we planned for, built, and launched a good-sized commercial-product rocket that contained a mouse in a compartment that returned safely with a parachute. That was Dave! The guy had tremendous ideas and passion. I will always picture him — hands greasy from some motor, helping out at the old Anderson Bakery, drinking chocolate milk, playing sports, making the biggest spashes off the diving board, listening to music, taking a road trip, being a great friend — being Dave.

May you take comfort in the fond memories you have of Dave, knowing he touched many lives in a positive way throughout his life. I’m thankful he touched mine in those early years.

With sincerest sympathy,

Chip Kauffman (McCaskey ’67)
York, PA

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