Harry “Hen” Albertis Yohn
Harry “Hen” Albertis Yohn, age 95, of Mechanicsburg passed away at Forest Park Health Center & Rehabilitation on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Hen was born on Sunday, April 6, 1924 in New Kingstown to the late Luther John Yohn and Lizzie Irene (Orris) Yohn. Hen was the widower of Genevieve “Gen” (Wimer) Yohn, whom he married on February 12, 1946, and who died on January 23, 2015. In addition to his parents and wife, Hen is preceded in death by his four siblings: Luther J. C. Yohn, Glenn U. Yohn, Margaret C. Dunkleberger and Norine M. Nicholson.
Hen’s survivors include his nephews and nieces: Marlin A. Yohn, Sr. and his wife, Lanette; Earl E. Yohn; Wanda M. Palm and her husband, William; and Carolyn L. Ulrich and her husband, Donald.
He retired from New Cumberland Army Depot after many years of service. In earlier life, Hen and his brothers owned and operated Yohn Brothers Building Contractors. He was a lifelong member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in New Kingstown. Hen proudly served with the 262nd Hospital Station Unit attached to the 5th Army, 34th Infantry Division under Lt. General Mark W. Clark in the Mediterranean theater of operations. He was an ardent baseball fan who loved to watch professional baseball and was a former sandlot baseball player. Hen’s dedication to his community was evident in his longtime service with the New Kingstown Fire Company. He had volunteered since he was sixteen years old and was honored for his service with a lifetime membership. Hen will be greatly missed.
All are welcome to join Hen’s family at his viewing on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and his service at 12:00 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 30 West Main Street, New Kingstown; with the Reverend Matthew B. Best officiating. Hen’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at his church immediately following the service. Burial will follow in Longsdorf Cemetery in Mechanicsburg, where military honors will be presented by the Cumberland County Honor Guard.
Contributions in celebration of Hen’s life can be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 30 West Main Street, New Kingstown, PA 17072, www.ststephenlc.org/donate.
Hen’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Hen’s full obituary, view his portrait, and sign his official guest book at Buhrig.com.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Starts at 2:45pm (Eastern time)