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Edward L. Yonker Jr., 81

August 06, 2009

AUG. 28, 1927-AUG. 5, 2009

LITTLE ORLEANS, Md. - Edward L. Yonker Jr., 81, of Stottlemyer Road and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Born Aug. 28, 1927, in Little Orleans, Md., he was the son of the late Edward L. Yonker Sr. and Maye Carnell Yonker.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He had been employed by Fairchild in Hagerstown, Md., had been self-employed in the retail sales of manufacturing housing and was a farmer.

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He was a member of Piney Plains United Methodist Church, Little Orleans.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of Mount Pisgah Lodge 0443, Greencastle.

He was a member of South Penn Scottish Rite Club of Harrisburg Consistory of Harrisburg, Pa.; a member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, Hancock, Md.; a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Mercersburg Lodge 1790 Mercersburg, Pa.; and a member of AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Wilda J. Swain Yonker, whom he married June 20, 1951, at Piney Plains United Methodist Church; one son, Edward L. Yonker III of Mercersburg; one sister, Pauline Ward of Warfordsburg, Pa.; one brother, George Yonker of Little Orleans; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Zella Minnick, Mary Anderson and Erma Alexander; and two brothers, Delmar Yonker and Ralph Yonker.

A service will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. The Rev. John Close will officiate. Burial with a military service by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in Piney Plains United Methodist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Piney Plains Cemetery Association, c/o Margo Mann, 13308 Ballfield Road, S.E. Little Orleans, MD 21766.

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