Milton Ay Yuhn, retired General Motors Corp. supervisor, died Monday while being taken from a hospital to a nursing home after suffering a fall nearly a month ago. The Parkville resident was 92.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Cliftmont Avenue, he attended city public schools until the seventh grade. Mr. Yuhn told family members he left the city at age 16 and traveled across the country by jumping on railroad boxcars. He lived in California for several years before returning home and working in a relative's gas station.
In the middle 1930s, Mr. Yuhn worked for a contractor building the General Motors plant on Broening Highway. When the plant opened, he got a job there -- and retired 33 years later as paint department supervisor.
His wife of 57 years, the former Mary Houska, died in 1993.
In 1994, while driving during an ice storm to a service at St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church in Parkville, where he was an usher, he saw fellow parishioner Evelyn Yingling struggling to make her way. He offered her a lift. The couple married in 1994. Mrs. Yuhn died in 2001.
Family members said that last year Mr. Yuhn took his first airplane flight, a trip to Florida followed by a cruise to the Bahamas.
A funeral Mass was offered yesterday at St. Ursula Church.
Mr. Yuhn is survived by a nephew, Ron Drisgill of Towson.