Robert Yocum

Robert G. Yocum

Friday, September 18th, 1931 - Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Robert G. Yocum, 89, of Elizabethtown entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 28, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on September 18, 1931 in Ringtown, PA and was the son of the late Clarence and Elsie (Zimmerman) Yocum.
Robert was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Prince Edwin Spring Creek Masonic Lodge 486, both of Middletown. A veteran, Robert served in the Army during the Korean War. After the war, he spent over 30 years as a Federal employee, having progressed to the position of Chief of Air Maintenance and Modifications at New Cumberland Army Depot at the time of retirement. He then embarked on a second career, working for 10 years as a supervisor at R.E. Wright Associates.
He enjoyed woodworking and was a true master craftsman “who could fix anything.” He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
Robert graduated from the former Locust Twp. High School, Numidia, PA and played for the championship basketball, baseball and soccer teams.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Yocum.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Janet (LeVan) Yocum; three children, Lisa (Yocum) Cutler and her husband Ken of Willow Street, PA, Craig L. Yocum and his wife Linda of Middletown, and Curt R. Yocum and his wife Nanci of Elizabethtown; three grandchildren, Katarina Yocum, Lauren Cutler and Daniel Cutler and his wife Brianna; and brother, John Yocum and his wife, Renee.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a private service at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Middletown with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating.
There will be a visitation on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 AM at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 260 E. Main St. Middletown.
Inurnment will be in the St. Peters Memorial Gardens, Middletown.
The family has requested that memorial contributions in Robert’s name be made to the St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church 121 N. Spring St. Middletown, PA 17057 or to the Hospice of Central PA 1320 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg PA 17110.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    260 E. Main St.
    Middletown, PA 17057
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  • Interment

    St. Peter's Kierch Memorial Gardens
    Address Not Available


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Karleen Smith

Posted at 05:25am
Dear Janet and Family...So very sorry to learn of Pete's passing. He certainly lived a good, long life...but we're never ready to say our final good-byes, no matter how old our loved ones are. We will be praying for you all...asking God to sustain you with His you recall all your precious memories, to bring peace to your hearts. In Christian Sympathy, Karleen Smith (Renee's sister)

George H. Allen

Posted at 12:40pm
I worked with Bob at RE Wrights. I was a technician and he was such a great person to work with. When the company was sold I knew I would miss working with him. He is missed.


Posted at 10:24am
Bob and I would always greet each other at St. Peters. He always had a big smile !
He will be missed. Ruth Shireman

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