The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Homepage

April 17, 2013

Funeral set for Pa. guardsman killed in crash

READING — Services have been scheduled for a Pennsylvania National Guard pilot killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Guard officials say 27-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Jarett Yoder of Mohnton and 34-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Ruffner of Harrisburg were killed when their helicopter crashed during a reconnaissance mission earlier this month.

WFMZ-TV reports a procession will escort Yoder's remains from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to the John Feeney Funeral Home in Reading on Friday. Funeral director Michael Feeney says a public gathering will be held at Calvary United Church of Christ on Sunday evening.

Yoder will be laid to rest Monday at the Forest Hills Memorial Park in Exeter Township. A graveside service is scheduled for noon.

Information on funeral services for Ruffner was not immediately available.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Tribune-Democrat News Slideshow
Latest News
Local News

Sports
Features
Multimedia
Featured Ads
Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Front page
Front page
Poll

Would you like to see the Johnstown Community Corrections Center remain open after its lease runs out on Oct. 11, 2015?

Yes
No
I'm not sure
     View Results
House Ads
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow