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Earl William Yost

YOST, Earl William Earl William Yost, 84, of East Hartford, died Saturday, (September 3, 2005) at Manchester Hospital following a short illness. He was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Manchester, the son of the late Albert and Ida (Lepp) Yost. Mr. Yost was sports editor at the Manchester Evening Herald for 39 years, retiring in 1983. He was also sports editor emeritus for eight years, and since 1991 was a sports columnist and feature sports writer with the Manchester Extra edition in the Hartford Courant. During World War II Earl served in the Army Air Corps. Mr. Yost was active in sports, playing baseball, basketball, volleyball and tennis on a competitive level. He umpired high school, college and professional baseball games for 30 years, and high school, college and pro-basketball for 25 years. He organized the Little League baseball umpires board in Manchester and the Ct. State Board of Approved Baseball Umpires. He served in various offices with both State groups and was a member of the National Sportswriters Association. Mr. Yost served as director of the Hartford Whalers Alumni program for eight years. A past president of the Connecticut Sportswriters Alliance, he was one of the organizers of the Manchester Sports Hall of Fame and served 20 years on the committee. He was inducted in 1987 into the sports shrine. He was an active member of both New England and Eastern College Athletic Assoc. Chapters of both baseball and basketball officials as well as state boards. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Adella (Wrubel) Yost; two sons and their wives, Reed and Jeanne Yost of Maine, and Dean and Anita Yost of Ellington. He is also survived by his grandson, Matthew Yost and his wife, Sharon of Enfield; and his granddaughter, Allison Yost of Raleigh, NC. A private burial service will be observed at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be to the Manchester Bi-Centennial Band Shell Corporation, 62 Emily Lane, Manchester, CT 06040. Mr. Yost devoted hundreds of hours promoting the Manchester Road Race which has developed into one of the nation's best. He served as the race archivist for more than 50 years. The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester has care of arrangements.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 5, 2005
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