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Marvin L. Yeager, 92, of Carlisle, died Sunday, August 15, 2010, at Thornwald Home in Carlisle. He was born on Sunday, December 16, 1917, in Xenia, OH, a son of the late Ami and Lena (Walker) Yeager. He was married to the late Marie B. (Ezzo) Yeager, who died Oct. 20, 1997.

Marvin was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII. He graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. Marvin retired after 20 years of service as an engineering manager at AMP, Inc. Advanced Development Laboratory, Carlisle. He developed fourteen patented products while employed with AMP. One of his connector products that he developed is still in world-wide use today. He also held a Professional Engineering certificate. He was formerly employed with Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, OH. Marvin formerly attended Allison United Methodist Church, Carlisle and was a former member of the Carlisle Kiwanis Club. He was passionate about playing golf and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by one son, David M. (and his wife, Susan) Yeager of Boca Raton, FL, two daughters; Jan Y. (and her husband, Byron) Firestone of Mechanicsburg and Joan Y. Boudreau-Alexander (and her husband, Richard Alexander) of Buford, GA, six grandchildren; Zachary Yeager, Natalie Yeager, Katlyn Firestone, Zachary Firestone, Melissa Ribeiro and Jennifer Penske and five great-grandchildren. Marvin was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Yeager and a sister, Ivadelle Blackmore.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2010, in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Jennifer McKenna officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 1 p.m. until time of the services. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Assoc. of PA, 3001 Old Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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I woke up some 77 years ago and God blessed me with such family members throughout my life.  Your father brought his special gifts of life to me and my family.  Doris and I had a very special love for him, your mother, and each one of you -- David - Jan  -  Joan.
I thank God for the happy memories and love he and your family gave to me and Doris.

All my love,
Uncle Bruce
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Marvin was one of the first people I regularly played golf with when I first took up the game 10 years ago.  Every day on the links with him was a fond memory I will never forget.  His tremendous sense of humor added so much to the enjoyment of the game.  I'll miss him!

Colonel(Ret) Werner G. Schmidt, Jr.
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 What a wonderful man, Joan & family!  What an inspiration to hear of the deeds of such a man!  No wonder you are so special, Joan.
He died on my birthday. (Julie)

Julie & Mahmoud Mostaghim
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 Dear Joan,
I was so sorry to hear about your dad passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Love, Vickie Fortson
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 Dear Joan, Richard & family,
Your Dad was indeed a special man who obviously deeply touched many lives.  May you take solace in his long and fulfilling life! My deepest sympathy and love go out to you.

Willow Heart Catron
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 I am so sorry for your loss. Psalms 55:22 says: throw your burden upon God and he will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous to totter. So, please go to him, in your spare time, and taste and see that he will sustain you, because he love you and your loved one. I hope these bring you and your family some comfort during the difficult days ahead and in your time of need.

Mary Miller
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