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Tom Yohe, '89, former record-setting Crimson quarterback and Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame inductee, died last Friday, May 9th, at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica at the age of 46 after a brief illness. A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 13th, near Hermosa Beach, CA, where he resided with his wife Gabby. Tom is also survived by his mother, Linda, and father, Tom, his younger brother Ty, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Tom's memorial was presided over by his good friend David Riccardi, '89, and included eulogies from several of his Harvard teammates and classmates. The service concluded with a touching video tribute, which captures the very rich and full life that Tom led, the many friends he touched, and the spirit, love, and charisma he brought to the lives of all who knew him. Tom Yohe re-wrote many of Harvard's quarterback passing records during the 1986-88 seasons, and today still remains in the Top 5 for single-season and career passing yardage. In 1987, he led the Crimson offense to an undisputed Ivy League championship and 8-2 overall record, the best record of the Joe Restic era, a season which culminated with a championship-clinching 14-10 victory over Yale in New Haven. Tom later played and coached football for several years in Europe, including Bologna, Italy and Barcelona, Spain, and subsequently had an Emmy Award-winning career in sports television production at Fox Sports, most recently serving as director and producer for sporting events such as NFL and NCAA football, MLB baseball, and NASCAR.

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  1. One of our hometown HEROS! We as your classmates and fellow Crown Point friends mourn you. Thanks for all the great times. We are very proud of all you accomplished. May you rest in Peace… Meredith Craig Shuckford

  2. You were respected and loved. It is apparent through all of the outpouring of gracious comments that you were a success not only for your amazing accomplishments, but the legacy you left. May God have mercy on your soul and lighten the burden on your loved ones grief. Cherish the fond memories and live on in his spirit.

  3. May God Bless you Tom and the Yohe Family in this time of grief. I’m proud to have called you a friend. In addition to the many accomplishments in athletics and your career, your biggest was that of a humble, charismatic young man. May your family remember the wonderful spirit you portrayed during this difficult time. Godspeed.

  4. Deeply saddened when news hit of Tom\’s passing. my deepest sympathy\’s to the entire family. I still remember him well even though it as been years since I saw him last. RIP my friend.

  5. Tom you will be deeply missed!!!! You were a class act on and off the field. It was a pleasure having you as a teammate on the Baseball field. My prayers go out to your wife,mom,dad and brother. RIP

  6. How sad to loose such a fine young man. I call him Tommy because I knew him when He was very young, we were backyard neighbors in CP. I had the pleasure of coaching Tommy in Pups basketball when he was 10 yrs. old. He was the sparkplug of our team and we won the league championship, Tommy was our point guard, great skills and attitude, a real pleasure to coach him along with my two sons, Brian & Darren and other great kids that year. Tommy’s mom Linda was our team mother and Tom Sr. was always at his games coaching from the bleachers. Great family and I’m glad I got to know them. R.I.P. Tommy Norman Mills, Cape Coral Fl.

  7. My deepest sympathies to the Yohe family and my heart goes
    out to you in your time of grief. It was a privilege to have known Tom growing
    up in CP € Your family is in my
    thoughts.

  8. I was so sad to hear about Tom. He was a person most people looked up to at Crown Point High School, definitely one of the great ones. He was an amazing success story. Ty, I’m sorry about your brother. May the memories you have, live on forever.

  9. To the Yohe family Tom, Linda and Ty I extend my deepest sympathies. Tommy was one of my favorite athletes to coach both on and off the field. I have a permanent scar on my right wrist that I got from Tommy during Freshman football. I look at it daily as a reminder of the impact he had on all of us. Chuck Smoljan

  10. Tommy was the best. He achieved everything he wanted at the highest level, and always made it seem effortless. His smile was so huge, it seemed his face could not possibly contain it, and it would always delight one’s heart. i personally will miss him as an inspiration on how to live a fearless, awake life . My heart goes out to his wife, his brother Ty, and Mr and Mrs Yohe. He will always be in our hearts and prayers.

  11. Tom, we love you all the way from Guam! Yes! He even visited Guam! You enjoyed our our sandy beaches, our great food, and our hospitality! You held my baby Ashia in your arms with such such joy and amazement in your eyes. My son David loved playing with you. My sister Renae loved you with all her heart! You will be forever missed! Love, The Punzalan Family

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