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Lycoming College remembers Emerita Trustee Phyllis Yasui

Lycoming College remembers Emerita Trustee Phyllis Yasui

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Phyllis L. Yasui, a former member of the Lycoming College Board of Trustees, passed away on Aug. 4. She was 84.

Yasui participated in a number of committees during her many years as a trustee from 1990 to 2008. She was an avid Warrior fan often attending games with her husband, Robert, who was a physician for Lycoming’s athletics department. She also was her husband’s inspiration for creating an endowed scholarship in her name.

“Phyllis was a generous and community-minded person who made everyone feel welcome,” said President Kent Trachte. “She was also a valued and loved member of the college’s board of trustees.”

Yasui, who lived in Williamsport, Pa., gave generously of her time not only to Lycoming College but also to a number of other organizations. She was active with the Pine Street Methodist Church and volunteered with the Junior League, Hope Enterprises, PTAs, the Children's Development Center, and the Salvation Army. She also was a nurse on the Little League World Series medical team for 40 years.

Yasui graduated from the Williamsport Hospital Nursing School in 1952.