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YAHNER, Kenneth G.

    Union Press Courier, 17 Feb 1977, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Name:   YAHNER, Kenneth G.
Death Date:   4 Feb 1977
Age:   39
Birth Date:   8 Jul 1937
Parents:   Mahlon & Rita Wirtner Yahner
Spouse:   Mary G. Strittmatter
Buried:   Holy Cross Cemetery; New York
Newspaper:   Union Press Courier
Obituary Date:   17 Feb 1977
Contributed by:   Lisa Baker

Kenneth G. Yahner, 39, Jamestown, N.Y., died Friday, Feb. 4, 1977 in Buffalo General Hospital, N.Y.

A Jamestown, N.Y. resident for many years, he was born in Patton, July 8, 1937, the son of Mahlon and Rita Wirtner Yahner. He had served in the United States Army.

He had been employed at Blackstone Inc., and had later operated Kenny Yahner's Corner in the City Hall.

He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, was Tail Twister of the Jamestown Lion's Club, was manager of the Minor League Baseball Team and had taught Red Cross life saving and was a volunteer for the United Way. He was active in Cub Scout work and served as a Round Table commissioner and scout master of Pack 144 and in many other capacities.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary G. Strittmatter, whom he married Oct. 17, 1959; his mother, Mrs. Rita Yahner, Patton; four sons, Randy, Patrick, Jeffrey, and Christopher, all at home; a brother, Joseph Yahner of Patton; three sisters, Mrs. Paul Brungo, Coalport; Mrs. Terry Yeager, Hastings; Mrs. Daniel Noel of Mountaindale, Pa.

Friends were received at the Lind Funeral Home. Mss of Christian Burial was held Feb. 9 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church by Rev. Richard Massar, associate pastor. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in New York.

Those attending the funeral from the area were: Mrs. Rita Yahner, Patton, Joseph Yahner, Patton, Mrs. Terry Yeager, Hastings; Mrs. Paul Brungo, Coalport; Mrs. Daniel Noel of Mountaindale, Pa.; Mrs. Rita Yahner's sister and brother from Erie, Cyril and Jovita Wirnter of Erie; Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Strittmatter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Strittmatter, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Strittmatter, Mr. and Mrs. James Tripp of Washington, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Strittmatter of Stoughton, Massachusetts.


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