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John Richard Yinger

September 22, 1941 — November 20, 2023

John Richard Yinger Jr. (82) a loving brother, uncle and friend, passed away on November 20, 2023 after a long series of illnesses. He was born to John and Cecelia (nee Flannery) Yinger in Shenandoah, PA on September 22, 1941.

John was survived by his brother James Yinger; nieces and nephew, Jennifer Houston, Jessica (Mark) Lauer, and Wiley Yinger; sister-in-law, Joan Yinger; grand niece and nephew, Lauren and Sean.

John attended St Joseph’s Preparatory School before entering the Novitiate of Saint Issac Jogues in Wernersville, PA. Four years later he transferred to LaSalle College to earn his Bachelor’s degree.

In September of 1964 he joined the Marine Corps and served a tour of duty in Chu Lai, Vietnam. In the early 70s he earned his Master’s Degree in Drama from Villanova. John was a playwright and worked with the Philadelphia Theatre Company through the late 70s. John left for California in 1980 and spent the next 25 years working for the Shaklee Corporation planning and producing the company’s conventions all over the world. He retired in 2005.

John had an amazing intellect, an intense curiosity, a wonderful sense of humor, and above all a good heart. He was always quick with a laugh or a kind word. His appetite for life was insatiable, and it made him countless friends and took him around the world. He will be greatly missed as he was truly one of a kind.

John’s viewing will be Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 366 West Lancaster Road, Wayne, PA followed by his funeral service at 12:00 PM.  Interment private.

In lieu of flowers contributions in John’s name to Doctors without Borders - https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/ would be greatly appreciated.

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