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Glenn P. Pete Yosten

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  • "I remember you Karen from Grover Cleveland. Just wanted to..."
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Glenn P. "Pete" Yosten, age 87, of Girard, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Erie VA Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

He was born July 7, 1926 in Lawrence Park, a son of the late Edward J. and Edith (Myers) Yosten.

Pete graduated from the Lawrence Park High School in 1944. While attending high school, he also began his working career at General Electric in the Apprentice Program there. As a senior in High School and as America was at War, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps, in January of 1945. Following graduation, he served basic training and later deployed to Europe aboard a C-47 Skytrain, as a Crew Chief. He was stationed in Germany until his discharge in 1946, returning to his home in the Erie area.

He began working at Copes-Vulcan in Erie and later Autoclave where he worked for ten years. Pete began employment with the National Forge in 1965 at the Irvine, PA plant; he also worked in the Erie plant for many years, retiring as Vice President of Sales in 1988. Following retirement he assisted the company as a consultant.

Pete was a member of the Girard American Legion Post #494 and life member of the Elks Club in Warren, Pa.

Pete was a very generous person, who had an unconditional love for family and friends. He was thrilled with the accomplishments of all of his family. He was a good provider for his family as well as an accomplished pianist and master woodworker, to which his family and friends received many wonderful and beautiful hand crafted items. He was known as a hard working and good person; his memory will always be in the hearts of his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Maxine J. Yosten in 2005, also by his son in law, William E. Weldon in 2003.

He will be greatly missed by his family, which includes his wife, Sylvia J. (Dunst) Yosten, whom he married November 26, 1952 in Westfield, N.Y., also by his daughter, Karen Y. Weldon of Warren; his son, Jeffrey G. Yosten of Girard; grandchildren, Tara Keller (Nathan), Jada Weldon, Charles E. Weldon (Jenna), Dakota Driscoll, Spencer Brown; great grandchildren, Rylan Fitzgerald, Lily Keller, Presley Weldon, Charlotte Keller and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Edder Funeral Home, Inc., 309 Main St. East, Girard, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. James Rimmer will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Erie VA Medial Center Hospice Program, 135 E. 38th St. Blvd., Erie PA 16504, or to the Lake City Presbyterian Church, 10088 Seeley St., Lake City, PA 16423.

Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Pete's family would like to express their gratitude to the many neighbors and friends for their love and support, which they consider as extended family, also the staff, Doctors and Nurses at Erie VA Medial Center for their exceptional care and compassion during Pete's illness.

To send condolences visit edderfuneralhome.com.

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Edder Funeral Home
309 Main Street Girard, PA 16417
(814) 774-4306
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Published in the Erie Times-News on June 15, 2014
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