Jonathan Arthur Yingst

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JONATHAN YINGST passed away at the age of 60, on July 3rd, 2015. He was born in Bradford, PA, on June 23rd, 1955. Raised in Houston; he grew up the youngest of 4 children. He graduated from Bellaire High in 1973. While a student there he was in band, where he played saxophone. While a student at North Texas State University, he met his wife Christine.

He worked most of his life at several companies including Schlumberger, Teradyne, and Baker Hughes. A devout Christian, he was an active member of several churches throughout his life including Bellaire Presbyterian, St. John’s Presbyterian, and First Unitarian Universalist. He loved movies, music and drama. Jon enjoyed acting in various groups including the Fort Bend Theatre. Having a love for teaching, he taught youth classes at his church. Recently he received a BA so that he could become a full time teacher.

He is survived by his wife Christine; child, Mary and her long time boyfriend Christopher; child, Andy and his wife Shemsi; and Andy’s children Lualu and Besma. Other survivors include his 3 siblings, Pat Yingst, Sarah Killough, and David Yingst; as well as 3 nephews, Patrick  Yingst, and Glen and John Killough. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 18th, 2015, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, Thoreau Campus, 3945 Greenbriar Drive, Stafford, TX, 77477, (281)277-8882. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL, 60611, (888)733-6741.