Edward R. Yeager Obituary


Edward R. Yeager, Sr., 70, of Murraysville, a former resident of Waynesburg, died at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 23, 1969, in Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh. Mr. Yeager, who was admitted to the hospital a short time earlier, died of a heart attack.

Although he moved from Waynesburg in 1941, he had maintained active membership in James Farrell Post 330, American Legion, and at the time of his death was Chef de Gare of Greene County Voiture 1020, Forty and Eight. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Yeager had served as commander of the James Farrell Post in 1938 and was one of the few members to hold 50-year continuous membership cards.

A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Yeager, he was born January 2, 1899, at Blacksville, W. Va. He was employed for a number of years at Waynesburg by the Peoples Gas Company. Following their merger with the New York State Natural Gas Company, he transferred to Murraysville where he serevd as a field superintendent until his retirement five years ago.

Mr. Yeager was also a member of Waynesburg Lodge 153, F. and A. M.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Love Yeager; a son: Edward R. Yeager, Jr., of Connellsville; two daughters: Mrs. Wilda Mae Chirazzi, of Mt. Lebanon, and Miss Ruth Yeager, in ths state of California; 11 grandchildren; one brother: Guy Yeager, of North Morris Street, Waynesburg; and one sister: Mrs. Evelyn Areford, of Avalon.

Funeral services were held Saturday with burial in West Moreland Park.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)

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