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Yeager , William J. 88

New Kensington

William J. Yeager, 88, of New Kensington, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, in Oakmont Presbyterian Home. He was born Jan. 10, 1921, in New Kensington, a son of the late William A. and Emma H. Kopp Yeager. He was employed by Alcoa, New Kensington, for 38 years as a tool and die maker. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Kensington. William served in World War II and was in General Eisenhower's staff. He traveled throughout Europe with him during the war and was involved in the organizing of the surrender of Germany. He was present in Reimes, France, for the signing of the surrender. He was a member of the VFW and the BPOE, New Kensington. He is survived by his wife, Doris Quigley Yeager; son, William (Leah M.) Yeager; daughters, Catherine J. (Keith) Christopher and Nora (David) Ohl; grandchildren, Jeremy and Jessica Yeager, Patrick, Anne and Leigh Christopher and Ben and Colleen Ohl; sisters, Connie (Henry) Kiste, of Springdale, Lois (William) Watt, of Lower Burrell, and Jeannie (Bruce) Bailmann, of New Kensington; and brother, Don (Marty) Yeager, of Washington, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Yeager and Robert Yeager. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, where service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Alan Grote officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The Vandergrift VFW will be performing the military honors.

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