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Donald E. Yocum

Obituary for Donald E. Yocum

June 8, 2018
Buckingham, Pennsylvania


Longtime Buckingham resident Donald E. Yocum passed away June 8, 2018 at the age of 86.

The Korean War veteran and Bristol High School graduate retired from JDM Materials and previously worked for Sylvan Pools. Donald also co-owned the former Vito's Restaurant in Beach Haven, NJ.

An avid car enthusiast, he raced at area drag strips in the 1950s and 1960s and once held the NHRA record in "L" Stock class. Until recently, he enjoyed road trips with the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Donald was a member of VFW Post 6493 and The Franklin Company for the Purpose of More Effectually Detecting Horse Thieves & Other Villains.

The loving father of Kimberly Yocum (Thomas Refsnyder), brother of Doris Yocum, and partner to Beth, he was preceded in death by Frances, his wife of 47 years, and brother Charles.

Family and friends are invited to Donald's Life Celebration on Wednesday, June 13, from 5-7 PM at Leaver Cable Funeral Home, 4886 York Road, Buckingham, PA. Memorial Service 7pm. Interment will be private. To share your fondest memories of Donald, please visit

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Buckingham Township Land Preservation Fund, PO Box 413, Buckingham, PA; AArk Wildlife Rehabilitation, Chalfont, PA; or Last Chance Ranch, Quakertown, PA

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  • Buckingham Township Land Preservation Fund
    PO Box 413
    Buckingham, PA

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Leaver-Cable Funeral Home, Ltd.

4886 Old York Road
Quarry Rd
Buckingham, PA 18912
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