Donald Richard Yale of Brockport, PA; passed away peacefully on Friday, October 15, 2021 at his residence. Born on June 1 in Brockway, PA; he was the son of the late Charles and Myrtle Duttry Yale. He was married to C. June Carlson, and she preceded him in death on November 24, 2020. Retired, Don was employed at O-I Brockway Glass as a Machinist. He was a WWII U. S. Navy Veteran serving on the USS Proteus as a Fireman First Class. Don was Protestant by faith and attended the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Brockway. He was a member of the Horton Twp. Sportsmen’s Club, the Horton Twp. Volunteer Fire Department where he served as past Captain, Parson-Marnati Post #95 of the American Legion and a life long member of the NRA. In his younger years Don was very athletic. He always enjoyed participating in the Brockway’s 4th of July Bike race, the 5K and 10K races as well as in other marathon/race runs in the surrounding areas. He enjoyed playing softball, mountain biking and cross country skiing. He also enjoyed racing his car, D1, at the Hummingbird Speedway for few years. Always being an optimistic guy, he woke up each morning saying “What a beautiful day!” no matter what the weather was outside. He was a kind and thoughtful person and would help anyone in need. Don was also and avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed gardening and took the Master Gardner Course at Penn State at 87 years young. He planted and raised his own blueberries and raspberries along with other home grown foods. He enjoyed life and loved his family very much. He is survived by 2 daughters: Donna (Bill) Wineberg of Easton, PA; Karen (John) Barber of Brockway; 3 grandchildren: Jeremy (Alison) Wineberg of Madison, WI; Jennifer (Jim) Shunk of Reading, PA; Jessica Kennelley of Easton, PA; 4 step-grandchildren: MaryAnn Barber of Brockway; Suzanne (Ed) Hynds also of Brockway; David Barber, Joseph Barber; 7 great grandchildren: Abigail Shunk, Malachi Wineberg, Caleb Shunk, Lillian Shunk, Lucille Wineberg, Silas Wineberg, and Awnan Kennelley; 3 step great grandchildren: Angelina Boleen, Maria Hynds and Jason Hynds. In addition to his parents and his wife he is also preceded in death by 2 sisters: Betty Lou and Velma as well as by 4 brothers: Robert, Edward, Jack and and infant brother Oran Paul. There will be no public visitation. A private Funeral Service will be held with Rev. Tom Henretty officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded by Parson-Marnati Post #95 of the American Legion. Burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery in DuBois. Memorial Donations may be made to the Christian Missionary Alliance Church 551 Broad Street Brockway, PA 15824 or to the charity of the donors choice.
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