William I. Yerger

William I. Yerger, 90, of Youngstown, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

He was born Nov. 25, 1922, in Reading, Pa. to Lott and Alice (Keller) Yerger. He retired from GTE in Minerva where he was an installer and repairman. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Malvern American Legion Post 375, Minerva VFW Post 4120, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He loved to play pool and played on several local leagues in the Youngstown area and was a member of the American Pool Association.

He is survived by his loving companion, Georgetta Grafton, with whom he resided; sons, Roger (Patty) Yerger of Pennsylvania, and Robert (Marsha) Yerger of Pennsylvania.; two sisters, Margaret Messner, and Betty Eckenroth, both of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Harvey, and Carl Yerger, both of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Roger Jr., Patrick, and Bob; and four great-grandchildren, Victoria, Roger III, Jorden, and Lauren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Irene (Dorsey) Yerger; son, Richard Yerger; sister, Dorothy Glase; two brothers, Lott "Sonny," and Alvin Yerger; and a grandson, Ricky Yerger.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, noon, in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with the Rev. Harley Wheeler officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Calling hours will be held two hours prior to services on Wednesday in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.

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