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Wendell G. Yates

June 19, 1923 ~ March 18, 2019 (age 95)

Wendell G. Yates, age 95, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. He retired after 39 years as a steelworker for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works. An Army veteran, he served 2 1/2 years in China, Burma and India during World War II. He was a member of Blaine Hill AARP and Forward Twp. Senior Citizens. Born June 19, 1923 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Bert H. and Violet C. (Cramer) Yates and husband of the late Thelma Ruth (Herget) Yates. He is survived by daughter, Dorothea Kelly of West Newton; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson; also, nieces and a nephew. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by daughter, Wendy Thorn, and brother, Bert Yates. Visitation and service were private. Burial was in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

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