Age 54, of Scott Township, passed away due to complications of COVID on September 28, 2021.
Tom was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 10, 1967 to Donald E. and Janet E. (McIlroy) Yost. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald E. “Chippie” Yost. He leaves behind his loving family, best friend and loving wife of 20 years, Louise C. (Bolea). They were together for 24 years. He also leaves behind his beloved sons Russell (Michelle) Seech, Brian (Pam) Seech and Michael (Kristine) Seech, his mother Janet E., brothers Donn (Kathie), Dale (Laurie), and sister Pam (Eric) Lawlor. He is grandfather to Eli, Zac and Violet Rose Seech. He is also survived by his black lab, Koda, many nieces and nephews and many, many friends near and far.
Tom was a Marine at heart and although he did not serve, he loved his country, its flag and eagles, and honored all veterans of war. This was his father’s influence as a Marine veteran. Tom belonged to the American Legion Post 82 in Carnegie, and was Commander of the Sons of the American Legion there for many years after reviving that organization. He was responsible for bringing the Legion Riders to Post 82 and was a proud member of it. He was a member of the Patriot Riders with whom he rode in honor of many veterans on their last journey to their final resting place, and the Vietnam Veterans organization. He was an amazing carpenter for UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for 32 years, most recently as the lead carpenter. He was an avid fisherman and loved nothing more than casting out and enjoying the peacefulness of the day and the best friendship with his fellow fisherman, Tom O’Rourke. He loved to camp with Louise and the O’Rourke family and spent many a night around a campfire. He loved his dogs and will be reunited with all who are waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge.
To say that Tom will be missed by all who knew him is an understatement. He was all heart, the biggest and kindest of all of us. He would do anything for anybody. Tom had a nickname for all and loved to be called by his nickname “Yosty”. He was also stubborn and imperfect like all of us and we loved him for it.
Funeral services will be on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the Henney, Bradwell and Nirella Funeral Home at 524 Washington Avenue in Carnegie. Viewing will be from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, with a short memorial service at 7:30 pm. Jeans are appropriate. All are welcome, but given the circumstances of his death and out of respect for the family, please wear a mask inside the funeral home and practice social distancing.
Rest in peace Tom. There is a huge hole in our hearts without you here. Forever loved.
Grief never ends.....but it changes.
It's a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness,
Nor a lack of faith....
It is the price of love.
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