On Tuesday, September 12th, 2023, Thomas Andrew Yovino, longtime Peninsula and Ocean Park resident, passed peacefully with loved ones by his side, in Ilwaco, Washington.
Born February 18th, 1954, in Ilwaco, to Miguel Cristobal Yovino and Lois Grace (Knock) Yovino, the family later moved to Charleston-Coos Bay and returned to Ilwaco in 1964.
He went to Ilwaco high school and graduated in 1973. In 1995 he met the love of his life, Jamye Lucier of Ocean Park, where they resided until his passing.
As a young boy at 11 years old, he worked on the charter boat Happy Days as a deckhand. He continued to work on the water on his own boat, after graduation, the Victoria, and the Elizabeth, and ran his father's dragger the Mr. Mike. He crabbed with Rod Miller Sr. and Ernie Soule.
A commercial fisherman in his adult life, he fished the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska. Retiring from fishing in 2012. He then worked for Pacific Realty Property Management until his recent illness of this year.
Tom enjoyed working on and fixing things and taking care of his home. Yard work and gardening, painting and woodworking, detailing his vehicles, were all things he was good at. He liked things boat or fishing industry related. Tom was an avid Seahawks fan and had much apparel and collected Seahawks memorabilia. He loved animals, especially his kitties and dogs.
The garage was his domain and many a repair or creation came out of it.
Tom is survived by his love, Jamye Lucier, sisters Marie Kato, Florence Donohue, and Sandra Hanset, and brothers Kenny and Stanley Meyers. In recent years thru DNA he met a half-brother Rex Allen and a sister Margo Bravo, with whom he had begun relationships.
He is preceded in death by both parents, Mike and Lois Yovino, and two brothers, Mitch and Raymond Yovino.
There will be a Celebration Of His Life and Potluck at the Moose Lodge in Ocean Park, on Saturday, October 14th, 2023 at 1PM. There will be a private burial at Ocean Park Cemetery for family at a future date.
Memorial contributions can be made in Tom's name to the Ocean Park Fire Department EMTs. Enough cannot be said for their kind, prompt, and caring service they provided in his time of need, and the professionalism with which they carry themselves always put us at ease.
The nurses Christina and Deb, and wonderful bath lady Kim, all from Harbors Home Health were also very kind and great to work with.
Penttila's Chapel by the Sea is handling arrangements and you can go to www.penttilaschapel.com and sign the online guest book and share your memories and condolences.