Nancy J. Yoss

Nancy J. Yoss, 83, died peacefully at home on the morning of July 22, 2022, with her daughter by her side. 

She was born in Berwyn on March 6, 1939, the daughter of Frances Mara and Joseph Sipla, who preceded their daughter in death. She graduated from Morton High School in 1957. 

Ms. Yoss was accepted into the American Airlines Flight Academy, where she graduated in 1960 and proudly served as a “stewardess” in the heyday of air travel. It was through her travels as a stewardess with American Airlines that she met and then married her late husband Arthur M. Yoss, of Riverside. 

They moved to New York City, where their daughter Kimberly was born. While Nancy’s time at American Airlines came to an end at that point, she continued to travel extensively around the country with Arthur for the next 30 years, residing in a succession of beautiful homes and locations including Oahu, Hawaii; Bell Canyon California; Walnut Creek, California; and later in Prescott and then Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Along that part of her journey, she welcomed two sons, Christian and then Jason, who died in 2013. For many years she was an active member of the Kiwi Club, a philanthropic group comprised of former and current American Airlines flight attendants. She spent several years as a relocation professional with Coldwell Banker, sharing her vast personal experiences of relocating and all that accompanies it. 

She rejoined American Airlines in the late 1970s as a consultant running “fam” trips (familiarization) for travel agents to the Caribbean. Nancy had a beautiful way of connecting with and opening herself up to all whom she met. She simply loved people. She loved to share her stories, of which she had so many good ones. But, most of all, she loved to learn about other people’s lives. 

Ms. Yoss is survived by her daughter, Kimberly J. Yoss (nee Bluth), her son Christian A. Yoss, her twin brother Thomas Sipla and her older brother Robert Sipla. She leaves behind five beloved grandchildren, Brandon Bluth, Katy Durant-Nuno, Jonathan Bluth, Alex Yoss and William Yoss and one great-grandson, Andrew Bluth. 

Nancy’s life will continually be celebrated by many. She will be laid to final rest alongside her late husband, Arthur, and her deceased son, Jason, in a private memorial service in Scottsdale, Arizona.