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Clarence G. “Shorty” Yoder  

Clarence G. “Shorty” Yoder

 January 7, 1922 ~ July 3, 2014

Clarence G. Yoder, age 92, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 3, 2014 with his loving family by his side.

Born on January 7, 1922 in Windber, PA, he was the son of the late James E. Yoder and Dorothy Weyant Yoder.

Shorty proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII with the 83rd Infantry.  He was honorably awarded two Purple Heart medals.

He was a dedicated employee at the University of Delaware, where he devoted 30 years of commendable service.

Shorty lived his life to the fullest and with great passion.  He loved fishing, was an avid football fan and more importantly, loved his family dearly.  In his leisure time, he enjoyed working on Sudoku puzzles.  With his love and passion for football, he enjoyed his involvement with the Newark High School football team.  Shorty will be dearly missed by the many lives he touched throughout the years and will always be remembered as the kind man with a large beautiful smile who enjoyed riding his bike through Newark.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

He leaves many fond memories to his loving wife of 65 years, Lois Pyle Yoder; four children, Donna E. Brustman of Newark, Bonnie J. Brackin of Hartly, Mark E. Yoder and Matthew W. Yoder both of Newark; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with Shorty’s family from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Monday evening, July 7, 2014 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE and again on Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014 from 10:30 – 11:30 am, where funeral services will begin at 11:30.  Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Shorty’s memory to the Newark Football Boosters, c/o Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE 19711.

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  1. Alan Williams, July 4, 2014

    Mark, Helen and family,

    Sorry for your loss. I remember your Dad.

  2. Edie Pyle-Williams, Vince Williams, Christine Pyle, Penny Pyle-McSwain, July 4, 2014

    Aunt Lois and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Shorty had a beautiful smile and a love of life that will be dearly missed. But in our faith we know he is with our beloved Lord and has gazed upon face of God. What an amazing and beautiful blessing he has received. God bless and keep all of you and we pray that his angels give you strength. Love to all, Vince, Edie, Penny & Christine.

  3. Penny McKenney, July 4, 2014

    Praying for Gods comfort and peace as you prepare for a new season.

  4. Rob Rupert, July 4, 2014

    Deeply sadden for ur loss. Shorty was a fabulous
    N awesome person. As a man husband father.
    Prayers to you Mark n your family. God bless…

  5. Erin & Leo, July 4, 2014

    I am very sorry for the families loss of a great man. We only knew him for a short time but he made a big impact. We will miss his happy huge smile as he walked up and down the street . we will also miss him feeding and watching the birds everyday. God is very lucky to have such an angel with him.

  6. Ron Baker, July 4, 2014

    Sincere condolences to you all from myself & my sisters, Janet, Ginny and Darlene, Ron Baker & family

  7. Linda Randolph, July 4, 2014

    Dear Aunt Lois and Family, Please know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish that I was there but you know that I am in spirit. Uncle Shorty was loved by many people and will be greatly missed. Rest in the confidence that there was a rejoicing Yoder welcoming party waiting for him. Much Love, Linda & Richard

  8. Kelly Fowler, July 4, 2014

    Lois, Mark and Family:

    We are so sorry to hear of Shorty’s passing. He had such a contagious smile and a true joy for life. We very much enjoyed our time spent with him supporting Newark High School football. He will be dearly missed. You are all in our thoughts at this most trying time.


    Joe, Kelly and Ted Fowler

  9. Kenny & Debbie Pyle, July 6, 2014

    We are so sorry for your loss and all of us will dearly miss Shorty.

  10. Paul Schorah, July 6, 2014

    Pop pop I will miss u very much u were a great man I will all ways remember what u told me i remember u making bird feeders out of soda bottles I remember u teaching me and tommy to build a bike and cutting grass pop pop u will always be in my heart for ever till my last breath

    From the Schorah family. Paul Schorah sr ,Kelley pedrick ,Paul Schorah jr , jay f….R.i.p pop pop

  11. Margie, Fred, josh and James Gentry, July 6, 2014

    Our deepest sympathy go out to you and your family. We will miss Uncle Shorty very much. He was a very special person and alway made you smile. I agree with Linda there was a Yoder welcoming party waiting for him. Love always.

  12. Doug Hunt, July 8, 2014

    My deepest sympathy to all the Yoder family. As a asst football coach at Newark High School for over 30 years, I enjoyed being around Shorty. He was extremely personable and his interest in NHS football was second to none. Also, it was nice to have someone on the sideline older than I was. He definitely will be missed.

  13. Kip Pyle, July 8, 2014

    Uncle Shorty was like no other. Very fond memories, full of passion and a laugh that you’ll never forget. He was a one-of-a-kind…and deeply missed by all.

  14. ObitManager, July 8, 2014

    To the Yoder Family,
    I was so sorry to not have been with you for the funeral today, as I had a doctor’s appointment. I enjoyed Shorty’s daily visits to the bike shop and our time sharing coffee and a sandwich together at the Post House. He was a wonderful friend and I will miss him dearly. My condolences to you all.
    Robert “Bob” Shockley

  15. MAXINE, July 9, 2014

    To The Family,
    My condolences are with you all, for the loss of your dear loved one. During this difficult time may you find comfort in knowing that the God of all tender mercies hates death. He views death as an enemy of mankind. And he longs to do away with death forever, and bring back all those who are in his memory and to see them live again on earth. Isaiah 25:8.


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