The Life of Sharon P. Yost

Sharon P. Yost (nee McCloskey) passed away on October 7, 2021, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Sharon was born and raised in Drexel Hill, PA and  was a graduate of Upper Darby High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Elizabethtown College, and her Masters equivalent in Education from West Chester University.  A highly regarded and respected teacher in the Upper Darby School District, Sharon started her career at Garretford Elementary. She went on to work in Drexel Hill Elementary, Bywood, Drexel Hill Middle School, Hillcrest Elementary, finishing her amazing and decorated tenure at Aronimink Elementary School, which had been the school that she attended as a student. Sharon touched the lives of thousands of students and families through her 40 year career. Her passion for teaching led many of her students to pursue a profession in education

Sharon was a lifelong member of the Church of the Holy Comforter, where she served on the vestry in many capacities. She was also a Sunday school teacher and a lay reader.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Michael J. Yost,  her children, Courtney Moffett Booth (Peter), Bethany Moffett, Jennifer Yost Neal (Jerome), Michael Yost, and Allyson Yost. Sharon was a loving grandmother to Hannah and Dylan. She is the sister of  John McCloskey (Linda) and Lisa Borzillo (Alan).

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents John F. and Florence E. McCloskey. She will be sadly missed by her cousin Tina, her nieces Darien, Erica, Katie, and Samantha, her nephew Alan, her wonderful childhood friends, and by her colleagues from the school district of Upper Darby.

Due to Guidelines and Covid restrictions at the Church, Masks are required and Social distancing should be observed. Visitation is open to all but the Service is limited to family and close friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Church of the Holy Comforter, Bond Avenue and Burmont Road in Drexel Hill; visitation will begin at 9:30am. The church service will follow at 11:00am.

Toppitzer Funeral Home, Drexel Hill.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, and the Special Olympics in Sharon’s memory.





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Teacher and Friend

I've spoken of Sharon several times over the years as she was a teacher that impacted my life as a single mom of four children. We went on several class trips together, she as a teacher and I as a volunteering mom. I know for a fact that we had a lot more fun than the kids did!  My love and condolences to her family and friends...we lost a special lady 😭🙏☮️❤️

Posted by Michele M on 10/14/2021

My memory of a wonderful person

Remember Mrs. Yost well from my days in the upper Darby school district as a student at Drexel Hill middle school  I also remember her husband who is my football coach at Drexel Hill for seventh and eighth grade. She was a sweet kind woman and I am sorry to hear of her passing. I will pray for her family in their time of need 

Posted by Frank S on 10/22/2021