Ronald Yost Sr.

Obituary of Ronald L. Yost Sr.

Ronald Leroy Yost Sr., 82, of Bechtelsville, PA, passed away on January 15, 2023, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Sandra Lee (Pollock) Yost, with whom he celebrated 42 years of marriage on December 10, 2022.


Born in Pottstown, PA, on January 26, 1940, Ron was the son of the late James M. Yost Sr. and Marian K. (Wagner) Yost.


Ron served in the United States Navy, and worked as a welder for Doehler-Jarvis in Pottstown, PA, until his retirement in 2001. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on car motors and restoring bodies of cars; most recently he restored a 1947 Dodge truck. Most of all, Ron loved the memories he created with his family, and he appreciated every moment he got to spend with them. 


In addition to Sandie, Ron is lovingly remembered by his children, Ronald Yost Jr., George (& Rhonda) Reidnauer Jr., and Wendy (& Patrick) Shannon; his grandchildren, Terry Sonder, Scott Sonder, Bradley Reidnauer, Nathan Reidnauer, Heather Beaulac, Ronald Yost III, and Willard Yost; his great-grandchildren, Alicia Sonder, Austin Sonder, Adam Sonder, Blake Sonder, Bentley Sonder, Bailee Sonder, Chase Reidnauer, and Rylee Yost; and his sisters, Joan (& Maurice) Christman and Barbara (& Charles) Leister. In addition to his parents, Ron was predeceased by his brother, James Yost Jr.


Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or Best Friends Animals Society at