Steven J. Yeagley, Sr., 70, of Turbotville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born June 24, 1947, in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Robert C. and Madeline (Fellenbaum) Yeagley.
Steven married the former Marianne J. McLain on Nov. 9, 1969. They recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.
He was a 1965 graduate of Penn Manor High School in Millersville.
Steven enlisted in the Navy, and served in Vietnam as a Brown Water Navy "River Rat" from 1968 through 1969. During that time, he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for valor in combat, the Heroic Achievement citation, the Meritorious Service citation, the Vietnam Service medal and the National Defense medal.
Prior to his military service, Steven worked at Manor Coal Power Plant. Following his service in Vietnam, he was a Plant Control Room Operator at PP&L in Washingtonville, from which he retired in Nov. 2002.
Steve was a master woodworker and enjoyed building furniture for his friends and family. He spent most of his time outdoors, hunting with his dogs, long-range shooting, fishing and volunteering his time as score-keeper at the gun range. Steve enjoyed many things, mostly helping people. He was a devoted family man and liked staying close to his home and children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a life-time member of the NRA, the Muffly-Huff VFW Post 8206, the Sulfur Spring Gun Club, and the North Montour Sportsmen's Association. In addition, he was a former member of the Berwick Masonic Lodge 462.
In addition to his wife, Steve is survived by one son, Steven J. Yeagley, Jr. of Oakland Park, Fla.; one daughter, Michele J. Heimbach and husband Shawn of Selinsgrove; five grandchildren, Jordan and his wife Brianne, Drew, and Noah Yeagley, and Logan and Gavyn Heimbach; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Olivia; two nieces, Denise Yeagley and Tracey Zeglen; and one nephew, Brett Yeagley.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert C. Yeagley, Jr.
Friends are invited to attend a casual celebration of Steve's life from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.
Burial with full military honors at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery will be held in a private family ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Steven's memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Central Pa. Chapter, 101 Erford Road, Suite 201, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
Published on February 17, 2018