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Lyle D. Yates, 49,


Lyle D. Yates, 49, Standing Stone, PA, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp.  Born in Sayre on Feb. 19, 1962, he was one of 18 children of the late Robert Yates, Sr. and Marjorie Smith Yates.

He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1980 and was employed by Tamarac Farms until his retirement. He enjoyed working on cars and trucks, camping, fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernest Yates of Potterville, Eddy and Mary Yates of Rome, Ronnie and Dawn Yates of Wysox, Billy and Wanda Yates of Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law, Amanda Johnson of Wysox, Rose and Fred Sites of Towanda, Lillian Vanderpool of Towanda, Darlene Yates and Richie Leighton of Towanda, Colleen Yates and Ting Leighton of Wysox, Tina and Robert Robinson of Wysox, brother-in-law, Frank Horton of Rome; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Close friends Joe Vandermark, LaVern Thomas, Randy and Brian Fenton, Larry Vanderpool, Sr., Ricky Bellows and his baby, “Mamma Cat,” also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Lewis, Walt and Robert, Jr.; sisters, Marilyn Horton, Kathy Johnson, Marion (Harrison) Fenton, Shirley (Charlie) Fulton and sister-in-law, Dotti Yates.

The family received friends Tuesday evening, June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, where the funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. Interment will be private in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Lyle’s memory.


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