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William A. Yates

April 9, 1934 ~ August 30, 2016 (age 82)

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William A. "Bill" Yates, 82, of Galion, OH formerly of East Brady passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Kobacker House, Columbus.

Bill was born in Rimersburg, PA on April 9, 1934 to the late Walter and Willa Mae (Solada) Yates. He married Betty J. Lorenz on August 28, 1954 and she survives him.

A proud veteran, Bill served in the U.S. Army. He resided in Galion for four years, coming from Charlotte, NC. Bill worked for Montgomery Ward's department store and as a food inspector for the State of Pennsylvania. He was in the coal business and owned an insurance agency in East Brady, PA, for many years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of East Brady, PA, and was an avid attendee of Christ United Methodist Ch., Galion. He attended the Galion Lodge #414 (Free & Accepted Mason) and was a member of the Kittanning/East Brady Lodge No. 244 F & A.M. for over 50 years.

Bill loved golfing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Pappy loved to take Maggie Mae (his daughter's Bernese Mountain dog) for ice cream on Saturday mornings.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Dr. Vickey (Joseph) Milligan, Galion, his grandson Joshua (Alicia) Shoemaker, Columbus, who lovingly referred to his grandfather as 'Rowdy', Bill's golfing nickname, and his adored great-granddaughters, Nora Jean Shoemaker and Abigail Jane Shoemaker.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday October 1, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in East Brady with Rev. Raymond Eichler officiating. 

Private Burial will follow in Rimersburg Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., East Brady. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 3590 St. Rte. 98, Bucyrus, OH 44820, in care of the funeral home.  

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 Service Information

Memorial Service
October 1, 2016

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
103 4th Street
East Brady, PA 16028

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