Ralph Yeager

Ralph Yeager

Saturday, October 8th, 1938 - Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

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Obituary for Ralph E. Yeager Sr.

Ralph E. Yeager, Sr., 80, of New Franklin, PA, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born October 8, 1938 in Chambersburg, PA, he was a son of the late John R. Yeager, Sr. and Ethel Kennedy Yeager.

A 1956 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School, Ralph went on to work at Rife Motors in Chambersburg, first as shop manager, and later in the parts department, retiring in 2011. He was a life member at the Marine Corps League, and a member of the Amvets Post #224 , the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, and the Moose Lodge #842, all in Chambersburg. He was also a life member at the New Franklin Volunteer Fire Company. Ralph enjoyed building late model dirt track race cars and racing the local circuit. In his later years, he enjoyed league bowling two nights a week at Nellie Fox. Most of all, he cherished the time spent with his family, and his beloved fur babies, Maggie Mae and Abigail.

Ralph is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years, Deborah Carbaugh Yeager, whom he married on July 5, 1975; as well as his sons Stephen Yeager (Tina), of Fayetteville, and Ralph E. Yeager, Jr. (Cheri), of New Franklin; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, John and wife Dotty, Richard and wife Loraine, both of New Franklin, and Chester and wife Donna of Fayetteville; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Brian.

Funeral services for Ralph will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Interment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Road W., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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  • First Visitation

    Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    CHAMBERSBURG, PA
    Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, December 27th, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    CHAMBERSBURG, PA
    Thursday, December 27th, 2018
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, December 27th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
    CHAMBERSBURG, PA
    Thursday, December 27th, 2018
    1:00pm
  • Interment

    Parklawns Memorial Gardens
    3218 Philadelphia Ave.
    Chambersburg, PA

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Sally Weikert Rowe

I was so sad to learn of cousin Ralph's passing, although I had not seen him for many years I have many good memories of him and his brothers from our youth. I pray for Gods comfort for Deborah, sons and grandchildren. Sally Weikert Rowe
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Pat, Barb & Amy

Steve, your cousins in Waynesboro were very sad to hear of your dad’s passing. We hope that beautiful memories will bring you comfort in the days ahead. How special that Brian is reunited with his dad! Love you!
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Scott sharp

You ware a great man you will deeply be missed from alit of friends an family you got take that wheel and drive fast up there in heaven rip friend 😢
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Tina Helm

My heartfelt condolences are with the family..I didn't know him well or see him that much but I could tell he was a great person to b around..May he R.I.P, spread your wings and fly high, u will be greatly missed.. Tina
Comment | Posted at 01:23pm via Condolence
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