WATSONTOWN - Joseph O. Yeager, 87, of Elm Street, Watsontown, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Milton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, with his family by his side.
Born November 12, 1932 in Snydertown, he was the son of the late Orville E. and Margaret (Robbins) Yeager. On January 24, 1952, he married the former Marion Hafer, and together they would have celebrated 67 years of marriage this month.
Joe was a 1949 graduate of Danville High School. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. During his working years, he worked for Watsontown Brick Co., and drove truck for 23 years for Mohawk Flush Doors, where he then became a plant shift supervisor for 9 years before retiring.
He was a member of the Watsontown Masonic Lodge #401 F&AM, Williamsport Consistory, served on the Watsontown Borough Council, and was the former secretary of Warrior Run Area Fire and Emergency Service Authority. Joe was a former member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown where he served on church council and is currently a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown.
Joe enjoyed woodworking, hunting, camping, and going fishing in Canada with his brothers. He also enjoyed traveling throughout the US and Canada, but most of all he cherished the times he spent with his family.
Besides his wife, Marion, he is survived by his son: Kevin Yeager and his wife Carla, of Snydertown; a daughter: Lisa Hollenbach and her husband Rocky, of Allenwood; three grandchildren: Vincent Yeager, Danielle Kinser, and Caitlin Murray and her husband Bryan; four great-grandchildren: Emalyn Kinser, Paxton, Rowan, and Keegan Murray; two brothers: Gerald Yeager and his wife Audrey, and Roger Yeager and his wife Judy; and one sister: Beverly Bohr.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Yeager.
Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 7 p.m., on Friday, January 10, at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 124 Main Street, Watsontown, where a funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m., with Rev. Doug Schader officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by combined veterans' organizations.
Burial will take place at the convenience of the family in Watsontown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest that contributions in his memory be made to the Warrior Run Area Fire Department, PO Box 8, Watsontown, PA 17777.