Donald R. Yarnell Jr. of Brookfield Township left peacefully to continue his next journey on Friday evening, April 4, 2014. He was 67.
Don was born on Nov. 6, 1946, in Warren, Ohio, 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 our 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, working 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 scoutmaster 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 is a current member of the South Pymatuning Community Church.
He leaves behind his wife, the former Carol Martinko, whom he married on Aug. 12, 2000; his son, Collin J. Yarnell of Cortland, Ohio; two step-daughters, Laura Berena of Howland, Ohio; and Sharon Brant and her husband Kevin of Brookfield; a brother Nick Yarnell and his wife Betty of Westerville, Ohio; two sisters, Gloria J. Phillips of Apollo Beach, Fla.; and Cheryl A. Olson of Brandon, Fla.; four step-grandchildren, Ryan Brant and his wife Leah; Jason Brant; Holly Brant; and Hailey Cassidy; two step-great grandchildren, Tyler and Kinley Brant; several nieces; a nephew; and several great-nieces.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; and by a son. Kyle R. Yarnell in 1987.
Donations may be made in Don’s honor to either the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Heart Association.
Donald R. Jr., 67, of Brookfield
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (4-8-14) in the MADASZ CHAPEL of LANE FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, Brookfield. Friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.madaszchapel.com
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday (4-9-14) in the funeral home with the Rev. David Searle of South Pymatuning Community Church officiating.