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Carl S. Yeager Sr. 1936-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs – Warren Tribune Chronicle


NEWTON FALLS — Carl Sherman “Yegg” Yeager Sr., age 85, of Newton Falls, went home to be with his Lord when he passed of natural causes Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

He was born July 18, 1936, in Salem, the son of the late John William Yeager and Naomi Jean Chalker Yeager.

Carl was a 1955 graduate of Berlin Center High School. Carl retired in February 1998 from the Mahoning County Engineer’s Office, where he was an equipment operator for 19 years. For the last 14 years, he was a semi driver. Carl also worked at Republic Steel in Niles as an overhead crane man for several years before.

He married Ruth Helen Brown on July 18, 1975, and they shared over 46 wonderful years of marriage together. Carl attended the First Baptist Church of Newton Falls in the last days of his life. He loved camping with Ohio Good Sam Chapter 22 Happy Travelers, motorcycling, basketball, baseball, horseshoes and was a member of the NHPA. He and Ruth spent several years camping in Florida during the winter months. Carl really loved his dogs, Tinker and Maggie May.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers and sister-in-law, John Mahlon and Daniel Lee and wife, Ruby Yeager.

Left to cherish and carry on Carl’s memories are his wife, Ruth H. Yeager of Newton Falls; daughters, Cheryl and Mark Gamble of Hudson, Deborah and Chris Linamen of Chino Hills, Calif., and Rhonda Elston of Battle Ground, Wash.; sons, Carl S. Yeager Jr. of Lordstown and Doug Brown of Cannon Beach, Ore.; sister, Darthella and Don Sallaz of North Jackson; a sister-in-law; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Services, officiated by the Rev. Steve Spurlock, will be at noon Monday, May 2, 2022, at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, where calling hours will begin two hours prior to service time, 10 a.m. to noon. Carl will be laid to rest in Berlin West Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests material contributions be made, in Carl’s honor, to the the First Baptist Church of Newton Falls, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, OH 44444.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440.

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