The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

December 29, 2013

Burt L. Yarnell

ALUM BANK — YARNELL – Burt L. Jr., 88,  Lovely Road, Alum Bank, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at his home.  Mr. Yarnell was born in Lincoln Township Thursday, Oct. 22, 1925,  son of the late Burt C. and Irene (McMasters) Yarnell. On Sept. 9, 1950, he married Mary Ann (Gerula) Yarnell. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Sandra E., wife of  Vaughn Engle, Cincinnati, Ohio; son, Jerry A., husband of  Helen (Grogan) Yarnell, Pinetops, N.C.;  son, Perry O., husband of  Deborah (Schade) Yarnell, Fishertown; son, Roger B., husband of  Mindy (McCreary) Yarnell, New Paris; brother, Paul Yarnell, Alum Bank; brother, Thomas Yarnell, Alum Bank. He also is survived by 11 grandchildren and 21 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, J. Frank Yarnell, George Yarnell and Charles Yarnell. Burt was a member of  Mount Union United Methodist Church in Lovely.  He first worked at the Berwind-White Coal Company in Windber and then retired from Whitaker Paving in Windber.  Burt was a family man and a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., Pleasantville. Funeral service will be held  at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Mount Union United Methodist Church, the Rev. Les Hutchinson officiating. Interment, Bedford County Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.geiselfuneral.com.

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