Gerald F. Yeaglin, 69, of West Hempfield Township passed away following a courageous, three year battle with Pancreatic Cancer on Monday, April 29, 2019 at home. He was the husband of Sharon L. McCracken Yeaglin with whom he celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on November 3, 2018. They were together since he was 18 years old. He was born in Lancaster, son of the late Paul L. and Bertha M. Wargo Yeaglin. He was a Superintendent for Lancaster Home Builders for 15 years. He was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church; a very avid Philadelphia sports fan; and a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, Class of 1968. He enjoyed hunting, playing golf, and socializing with his friends. He had been in the construction field most of his life. He was a volunteer coach and umpire for all three of his son's sporting events and shared his extended home building skills with his sons. His passion was his handyman skills which he also shared with family and friends.
Surviving in addition to his wife, three sons: Johnny P. Yeaglin, Boca Raton, FL; Kevin M. Yeaglin, Houston, TX; and Bryan C. (Vera) Yeaglin, Chattanooga, TN. Two grandchildren: Brooks and Caroline. He will be sadly missed by his eight brothers and sisters: Catherine (Terry) Baughman; Paul Yeaglin; William (Coral) Yeaglin; Ruth (Gary) Carmen; Theresa (the late Jere) High; James (Kim) Yeaglin; Margaret (Tom) Leddy; and Irene (Mark) Detwiler. He was preceded in death by one brother; Joseph Yeaglin.
The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry Street, Columbia, PA on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Stephen P. Kelley, as Celebrant. Final Commendation and Farewell will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1800 Orleans St., Baltimore, MD 21287. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Columbia/Mountville. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.