jeannette hilda van Hoy Yasgur


Jeannette Hilda van Hoy Yasgur, "Kate," was born in Washington, D.C. and, with her four siblings, grew up in the Chesapeake Bay Area.
An early job took her to Bradford, Pa., where she met and married the late Milton Yasgur (died 2009). Kate, ever the positive one, encouraged him to attend pharmacy school, which he did at Duquesne.
The family relocated to Sharon, then a few years later, in 1967, to Greenville. The couple purchased Davis Drug Store and ran it until about 2002 when it was bought by the Rite Aid corporation.
Kate and Milton divorced in 1985; neither remarried.
Over the years Kate was active in the administrative affairs of several of the area's organizations, e.g., Temple Beth Israel, Hadassah, the Community Counseling Center, and AWARE (, an organization she was particularly devoted to.
Kate enjoyed a modest organic garden and taught herself drawing and painting. She possessed a certain tenacity of spirit, was very giving and many examples of that caring nature could be cited.
She lived in Greenville for 50 years before entering Cedar Village Nursing Home (Cincinnati) in the fall of 2013. It was there that she crossed the threshold at the age of 93.
Friend of the community, good mother to her children and wife to her husband, she was loved, appreciated and now so terribly missed.

Jay Yasgur
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Published on July 27, 2019
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3 posts

Judy Radish
Aug 12, 2019
May her loss be a blessing.
Sandy Laurie
Aug 04, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Kate's passing. She was a unique, warm and womderful lady. We met at meeting of Kerry for President supporters, the group later becoming the Northwest Democrat Alliance with Kate as V.P. She was one of a kind. This is a photo of us having breakfast at the Hilltop shortly before she left fot Cincinnati.
Josh Resnick
Jul 29, 2019
I still think about the backyard cookouts on Donna Dr.
I remember seeing her in Shul at Bnai Israel Synagogue. She would drive Howie and myself to Wednesday Hebrew lessons with Rabbi Sandberg in Farrell.
A very nice lady.