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YONTZ, Gene A.

66, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, on April 6, 1954, to Kenneth Eugene and Edith (Lyons) Yontz. Geno was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in 1972 and later graduated from Ohio Dominican University; both while playing baseball. He retired in 2012 after teaching for 31 years at a combination of school districts including St. Joseph's, Greenon, Shawnee, and Springfield-Clark County CTC. While teaching, he coached high school baseball, basketball, and golf. Geno was a sports enthusiast; with favorites including The Ohio State Buckeyes, Big Red Machine, Masters golf tournament, and horse racing. Survivors include his son Nick Yontz, daughter Ashley Miller, son-in-law John Miller, three brothers and spouses, Rick and Barb Yontz, Randy Yontz, and Craig Yontz; many nieces, nephews, and more family as well as great friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Terry Yontz, and sister-in-law Teresa Yontz. A private family service will be held with burial in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital (Cancer Research Fund, Fund# 312726) as Geno was a cancer survivor. Rather than a public service, we invite you to reach out by emailing stories, thoughts, and/or photos to the following email address managed by Nick and Ashley, A memorial gathering will be held at a later date when it is safer for all. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.

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Published in Springfield News Sun on Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
I’ll always remember Mr. Yontz as a wonderful teacher, his goofy quirks and jokes made high school fun! He was more than a teacher, he was a friend!
Erica Frost
January 12, 2021
Geno I remember as a first class guy.
He was friendly, kind and athletic man with a cocky but unpretentious
swagger. A sports oriented person for sure. I first met him around 1967-68 I believe. CYO baseball and
basketball or one or another. No doubt he has been received among
those who have departed with open arms and loving hearts. Good Soul.
May he find his way in the next world with a beatitude and blessings.
Christopher Sutch
January 12, 2021
Gene was my neighbour at one time years back also seen him at Burger King for coffee in the morning gonna be missed very nice guy..
Steve Robinson
January 11, 2021
Mr. Yontz was my basketball coach at Greenon. I always enjoyed playing for him. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Trudie Kennedy Wyatt
January 11, 2021
Coach Yontz coach me at Catholic Central high school in baseball in 1980-82. I always enjoyed talking sports with “” Geno”. He always had a smile on his face it was always encouraging to those he was coaching and or mentoring. Coach Yontz, he will surely be missed by all your friends family former players and many more who you helped during your time here with us. God bless The Yontz family it is truly a sad day but we know one day we will be United again in heaven.

Casey Lee
Casey Lee
January 11, 2021
Dear Yountz Family, I am very sorry for your loss,Geno was a good friend and we worked together a Snyder Golf Course together,we had a lot of fun.Geno was also in my wedding, and a good guy to be with,I will miss his smiling face and jokes,may god bless him and his family at this time. Bob and Marion Bowman
bob bowman
January 10, 2021
To Geno, my friend,
May your horse always be in contention, your ball in the fairway, and your pitch over the plate. Memories never cease.
Ron Monroe
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