YAHN, Edmund Joseph Sr., 85, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, at his home.
Ed was born September 7, 1926, in Wheeling, son of the late Harry V. and Emma (Witzberger) Yahn. He was an electrician by trade and was the former owner of Yahn Electric Co., Inc. While active in the business, he served on various committees in the electrical field.
Ed was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; the I.B.E.W. Local 141; the AARP; and was a lifetime member and past secretary/treasurer of the Wheeling Park Men's Golf Club. In addition, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; member of the American Legion, Post No. 1; and loved hunting, fishing, golf, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Yankees.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Mary "Dee" (Weigand) Yahn. The last remaining sibling of 10 children, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Harry V. II, Louis, John, Robert, and William; and sisters Gertrude Hohman, Dorothy Harbert, Alma "Jean" Schmitt and an infant sister.
He is survived by his wife, Martha "Sue" Terrill Yahn; two sons, Edmund Yahn Jr. (Cindee) and Gary Yahn (Debbie Ann); three daughters, Debbie Otte- Droginske (Bill West), Sandra Rusnak (Dennis) and Becky Droginske (Jeff); 12 grandchildren, Eddie Yahn, Nichole Paulus (Kurt), Brandon Yahn, Jason Otte (Emily), Chad Otte, Anna Yahn, Christopher Yahn (Jacqueline), Stefanie Yahn, Brittany Rusnak, and Scott, Sean and Audra Droginske; two great- grandchildren, Alexander Otte and Melah Paulus; special mother-in-law, Betty "Mom" Boyd; and friend and brother-in-law Bob Boyd.
From the bottom of their hearts, the family wishes to thank Dr. Nabiel Alkhouri and his staff of nurses and aides on the 5th floor Special Procedures at Wheeling Hospital, for their compassion and tender loving care during this difficult time. Thank you also to Amedisys Hospice Care and the prayers of the priests and parishioners of St. Vincent de Paul Church.
Friends will be received from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Church with the Revs. James Lacrosse and Gary Naegele as celebrants. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors provided by the Moundsville Veteran's Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 1231 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, or St. Vincent de Paul Church, 2244 Marshall Avenue, Wheeling.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.