David R. Yates of Burlington passed away into God’s loving and eternal care on Thursday June 25,2020 at Power Back Rehab, Moorestown. He was 81.
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Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland David traveled the world in the Navy settling in Burlington in January 1969.
He served his country proudly in The U.S. Navy for more than 20 years. After his retirement from the Navy he embarked on his second career as a pipe mechanic for Fishers Services in Burlington. He was a member of the Burlington VFW and the DAV. David was a history buff and train enthusiast who enjoyed the simple things in life such spending time at the shore with his family.
He is predeceased by his parents Charles R. and Margaret Yates: his brother Charles L. Yates Sr.: his mother in law Marie Otto;his granddaughter Channel McMillin and his beloved wife of 53 years Joan (nee Stieff). He is survived by his sons David R. Yates Jr.(Mary Ann) and Alan Yates(Amanda); his daughters JoAnn M. Melton (Daniel) and April Nelson (Charlie). He also leaves behind his grandchildren Stephanie (Robert), Robert, Elizabeth (Dennis), David A.(Rachel), Amanda(Brenden), Samantha (Roy) Reichal (John), Ashley (Christopher) and Joseph(Maria) and several great grandchildren as well as extended family and dear friends.
A Memorial Service with full military honors will be held later. Professional services under the care and direction of Dennison- McGee Funeral Home 869 Beverly Road Burlington, Interment will be in Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, North Hanover. Donations in David’s memory may be sent to the D.A.V, 429 JFK Way Kennedy Center, Willingboro, NJ 08046. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.dennisonfh.com