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.