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Eugene "Gene" Yough

April 14, 1935 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Eugene “Gene” Yough, 86, formerly of Chicora, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 11, 2022 at Givens Estates in Asheville, NC.


Eugene was born on April 14, 1935 to Francis Eugene and Elsie Alberta Mortimer Yough. He lived in Chicora until 2020 when he moved to North Carolina to be near his oldest daughter.


Gene married Harriet Day in Petrolia on August 28, 1954. He retired from Witco Chemical Corporation in Petrolia, PA after 44 years of service. He enjoyed being in the outdoors whether it was hiking through the woods, or watching his beloved grandsons playing baseball and soccer.


Surviving are two daughters, Vicki Roome and her husband, Stan, of Asheville, NC,  Ginger Roupe and her husband, Chuck, of The Villages, FL; and a son, Matthew Yough and his wife, Georgia, of Chicora. Also surviving are four grandsons: Nathan Roupe of The Villages, FL, Bill (Brandy) Roome of Asheville, NC, Matthew Yough, and Tyler Yough both of Chicora; one great-grandson, James Roome of Asheville, NC; three sisters, Darla Fennell of Chicora, Beverly (Chuck) King of Chicora, and Rita Cumberland of Butler; one brother, Dennis Yough of Chicora, as well as a number of

sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Yough; his son, Rodney “Skeet” Yough; a sister, Donna Edwards; a brother, Gary Yough; two infant siblings, Marilyn and Robert; and a number of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.


Local funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora.  A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date in Chicora. Memorial donations may be mailed to The PA Parks & Forests Foundation, 704 Lisbum Rd., Suite 102 Camp Hill, PA 17011 and noting Eugene Yough/Moraine State Park on the memo line.  Condolences may be sent by visiting


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