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William Earl “Bill” Yerger

August 30, 1942 - July 25, 2019

William Earl “Bill” Yerger, age 76, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on August 30, 1942, he was a son of the late Justice and Katherine (Scahill) Yerger. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 until 1966. He obtained his M.B.A. from Wilmington University, where he was the first recipient of the prestigious Presidents Leadership award. Bill later dedicated his career to working for the DuPont Company for 27 years, retiring at 49.5 years of age. After his retirement, Bill became a hypnotist while he and Barbara traveled the country in their motor home until they settled in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1999.

Bill played football and basketball during his time in the Navy. His football knowledge helped him later excel as a football official, coach and fantasy football player. He also loved to travel and took his family on as many vacations as possible. Grand memories were born at destinations that include Myrtle Beach, Florida, Kentucky and the Jersey Shore. Bill and Barbara enjoyed games of skill and shows during many of their vacations to Las Vegas and Biloxi. His faith was important to him, eventually becoming a Eucharistic Minister. Bill was a driving force in helping secure financing to build St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church. His life goals were to have a family, provide for them, and enjoy life, he exceeded these goals by far. Bill was a character who made an impression on everyone he met. He loved his family, friends, football, traveling, gambling, telling jokes to everyone he met, crabs and sharing his wisdom. His life was full and one many aspire to live, he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Justice Yerger. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara (Frye) Yerger; children, Lisa (Yerger) Hurst (Damon) and William L. Yerger; and siblings, Robert Yerger, Barry Yerger and Katherine Yerger.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear Christiana Road, Bear, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will follow at New St. Paul’s Cemetery, Cox Neck Road, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 407, Camden Wyoming, DE 19934 or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church at the address listed above.

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  • Bill,
    Thank you for all you taught me through out the years & your continued support after living with you & Barbara . We will miss your presence. Fly high on the mountain top your work on earth is done!

  • Barbara and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that God has his arms wrapped around all of you during this time and that even though not here in body, Bill is at your side. Love and Blessings to all of you. Carol

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Bill was a wonderful coworker to me in my early years at DuPont. He was easy to talk to and always had a joke for me. We’ll miss him. May God’s Blessings be with you, Barb and Bill Flynn

  • Barbara, Lisa, and Billy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Yerger was the best. He made such an impact in my younger years. The camping trips were the best. He taught me how to fish. I have wonderful memories of him. I will smile always thinking of his spirit, his kind heart, and the nickname only he would come up with for me.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and peace in your memories of a great great man. Rest in paradise, Mr. Yerger. Love you all dearly, Tom. ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️

  • Dearest Barbara and Family- I so much enjoyed Bill even though we only knew each other for a few years. He was always engaging and upbeat, a consummate gentleman. I so much enjoyed his passion for the Patriots. May God be with you as you mourn his loss and may your shared memories offer you comfort.. in the days to come.

  • The heart feels emotions that the mind can not comprehend. Words could never express how someone so special can touch the hearts of so many. Mr. Yerger was truly an amazing and fascinating man. He lived life the way most of us could only dream. I altered this prayer to share with you because I believe it to be true…
    Mr. Yerger,
    God saw that you were getting tired and a cure was not meant to be, on July 25th he wrapped his arms around you and whispered come with me, with tearful eyes they watched you, a golden heart stop beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke all our hearts to prove, he only takes the best.
    Rest in peace and keep sending your signs. Fly high ❤

  • Barbara, Lisa Andy Billy we are so sorry for your loss. When you look up at the stars think of it like this…Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven
    where the love of our lost ones pours through
    and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy. Beel thank you for the talks, the jokes and Skyway Jacks. And for my great friends Lisa and Billy because without you and Barb I would not have them ! ❤️❤️

  • May the Lord keep and Bless you forever. You will be missed by many who love you and enjoyed being a part in your life. We will never forget the joy and laughter had when with you! My thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara and family who know you are at peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Bill you are going to be so very missed. We love you and will miss all your great advice and stories and your many visits to Lisa and Damon’s house. Rest In Peace sweet beautiful soul. Until we all reunite again!

  • I had what I thought were comforting words in mind when I began this sad task. However, I first read what those before me had shared. With tears in my eyes, my new words are only this: What a man. How blessed was I, but especially my best Dad, to have had him touch our lives. I have never ever viewed such poignant sentiments expressed about someone who was so down-to-earth yet was so brilliantly accomplished. I feel so much less grieved by Bill’s leaving us after learning what a full true life he lived and the degree to which he was So loved by So many.
    I assure you Bill is in Heaven and sending proof…The city from which I moved to Fla, is building a new Catholic school. It, like Bill’s – about which I had no idea-has been christened Anna Seton. Asking, in His name, that you find pride and gratitude amid your grief for the awesome memories he must have left for you to have eternally.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

  • I have read Bill’s Guest Book, these past few days, not sure how I wanted to begin. But, today I was out, resting in a quiet place, thinking of our friend Bill. Then, at that moment, I heard the song “Tears in Heaven, by Eric Clapton.
    I knew, for sure, this was our friend, letting me know, he is near and in Heaven. I will never forget this moment, nor,
    never forget Bill and all of the many years of funny jokes, camping trips, Krispy Creams, Dunkin‘ Donuts, 4th Street Shrimp Restaurant, football. The memories go on & on.
    Keeping our kind, sweet friend, Barbara, beautiful Lisa, and patient Billy, in our thoughts and prayers, and asking your angels to fold, you all, in their wings of peace.
    Will miss you Bill 😢🙏🏼🦋

    Carmela & Tom Leipold

  • Always a great spirit who could provide warmth and humor to any situation, Bill will always be remembered for his big heart and love of family. Prayers and blessings to you Barb, Lisa & Billy during this time.

  • It brings a smile to my heart when I think of Bill. His jokes, his knowledge of finances. Taxes. and everything else. To see Theresa and Barbara rolling there eyes when Bill would say let me tell you this Joke. I would say go ahead let me hear it. You will be greatly missed Bill.
    Rita

  • Barbara and family. So sorry for your loss. I just learned today about Bill’s passing. I so enjoyed knowing and working with the two of you at Caravel Academy. I certainly would have been at his service had I known. My prayers are with you. It is difficult when friends get separated by moving, etc. stay strong.

  • I have fond memories of our high school years. So sorry for your loss. May your faith bring you comfort and peace.

  • My wife just found this notice of Bill’s passing. I was in the Navy with Bill at Bainbridge MD in the early 60’s and also worked with him at DuPont when he was in the data center. I would like to express my condolences to family and friends. Surly he is missed by all.