Clarence E. Yingst, 86, Lititz H.S. grad, Korea vet, teacher, active at Lititz E.C.C.

By on November 1, 2017

Clarence E. Yingst, 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late Katie and Edwin Yingst.

A dedicated Christian, Clarence devoted his life to Christ. A graduate of Lititz High School, he later attended Lancaster Business College. Clarence enrolled in the Army Engineers and served during the Korean War. Upon his return, he enrolled in Millersville State College. He taught in the Lancaster School District and retired after 33 years.

Clarence was a member of the Lititz Evangelical Congregational Church, where he served in the Alpha Sunday school class and volunteered as a greeter. He also volunteered in the hospitality center and as an usher on Sunday mornings. He enjoyed helping out in the fellowship hall and kitchen and enjoyed the friendships he made. Clarence enjoyed artwork of the Lancaster scenery, particularly the covered bridges. Clarence will be remembered as an ambassador of faith and offered his friendship to all.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews in the area, and one niece in Overland Park, Kansas, Evonne Yingst Garman, who he visited and enjoyed taking trips with.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers: Gordon and Floyd Yingst; and three sisters: Carrie Heiler, Cora Richwine, and Caroline Bleacher.

Funeral services were held Oct. 30 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz. Interment followed at Conestoga Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association- Lancaster Chapter, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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