Cleon Yohe, Jr., 70, of Fenton, MO, died on Tuesday June 26 at Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley after losing his battle with cancer. He was born in Queens, New York, and was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Central High in Philadelphia, received his undergraduate degree at University of Pennsylvania, and his doctorate at University of Chicago. He was a mathematician and Professor Emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis where he taught since 1966. Surviving are his wife Doris, his son, Karl of Santa Monica, California, his sister Linda Helbig of Mesa, Arizona, and stepson, Brian Bradshaw and his wife Cherish, and three step grandchildren, Alexandra, Benjamin, and Isabella. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleon Sr. and Mary Miller Yohe of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Cleon’s interests included studying science and learning languages, listening to music, making musical instruments, and played the banjo, guitar and violin. He enjoyed art, literature, making model trains and airplanes. He is a member of Eliot Unitarian Chapel of Kirkwood.
Funeral services will be Sunday, July 1 at 2pm at Eliot Unitarian Chapel, 100 South Taylor Avenue, Kirkwood. Per Cleon’s wishes, his body was donated to the National Body Donor Program for medical teaching purposes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, 1058 Old Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131.