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Robert E. Yarnall, Jr. "Bob"

Obituary for Robert E. Yarnall, Jr. "Bob"

June 12, 2017
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania


Robert E. Yarnall, Jr. "Bob", of Plymouth Meeting, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 surrounded by family. He was 81 years old. Bob was born on June 18, 1935 to the late Robert E. Yarnall, Sr. and Edna Mae (nee Julius) Yarnall in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. He was a 1953 graduate of Roxborough High School where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Edith E. Yarnall (nee Scherfel) and together they shared 62 years of marriage since February 12, 1955.

Bob worked in management for Bell Telephone Company in a career that lasted 38 years. He was instrumental in the first fiber optic installation at Temple University for which he received a medal from the city of Philadelphia for his achievement. Bob played football and baseball and was also an avid history buff concerning the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and much more. He was also an active member of the North Penn Rotary and Free Mason Lodge No.135. He enjoyed spending time at his house down the shore. Bob was also devoted to his family and supported his children and grandchildren in all of their musical, athletic, and academic endeavors.

In addition to his wife Edith, Bob is survived by his three children; Barbara A. Sealy, Robert E. Yarnall, III (Colleen), Bruce R. Yarnall (Flora) as well as six grandchildren; Jennifer, Edward J. Sealy, III, Evan, Danny, Katie, Colin and one great-grandson, Jackson. He is predeceased by his brother, Richard N. Yarnall.
Relatives and friends are invited to Bob's Life Celebration on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 9:00-10:50 a.m. at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 200 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton PA, 19401 followed by his funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Whitemarsh Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's name may be made to the charity of one's choice. Family services are entrusted under the care of Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 610-277-7000.

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200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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