BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP - Donald R. Yarnell Jr.,67, of Brookfield Township, left peacefully to continue his next journey on Friday evening, April 4, 2014.
Don was born Nov. 6, 1946, in Warren, the son of Donald R. and Kathleen Bullock Yarnell Sr.
He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and went on to enlist in the U.S. Air Force following graduation. He served this country from 1965 until 1968 before his honorable discharge.
Don retired as a stocker and machine operator from the former CSC Ltd. in Warren with 24 years of service. After his retirement, Don was a full-time landlord and owned a lawn care business.
His interests included golfing, hunting and shooting, crossword puzzles, as well as being an avid collector. His laugh was infectious and he loved spending time with his family, including his many friends.
Don served as a Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America and greatly enjoyed helping everyone in any way that he was able.
He was a member of the former Second Christian Church in Warren, also serving as deacon, elder and trustee. He was a current member of the South Pymatuning Community Church in Sharpsville.
He leaves behind his wife, the former Carol Martinko, whom he married Aug. 12, 2000; his son, Collin J. Yarnell of Cortland; two stepdaughters, Laura Berena of Howland and Sharon Brant and her husband Kevin of Brookfield; brother, Nick Yarnell and his wife Betty of Westerville; two sisters, Gloria J. Phillips of Apollo Beach, Fla., and Cheryl A. Olson of Brandon, Fla.; four stepgrandchildren, Ryan Brant and his wife Leah, Jason Brant, Holly Brant and Hailey Cassidy; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Tyler and Kinley Brant; several nieces; his nephew; and several great-nieces.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, and by his son, Kyle R. Yarnell, in 1987.
Friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Madasz Chapel of Lane Family Funeral Homes in Brookfield, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. David Searle of South Pymatuning Community Church officiating.
Donations may be made in Don's honor to either the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Heart Association.
Friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.madaszchapel.com.