Philip R. Yeany, Sr., age 95, died peacefully at Spring House Estates on May 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, the late Florence E. (nee Faust) Yeany in 2013.
Philip is the son of the late Norman and Rose (nee Plank) Yeany and was the youngest of 2 sisters and a brother, Louise Bitenbender, Vivian Nachod, and Norman (Austin) Yeany.
He is survived by his son Philip Yeany Jr and spouse Judeth, daughter Louise Pool and spouse David, son Henry Yeany and spouse Davina, and son Bruce Yeany and spouse Mary. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren Christy Pool DeHaven, Amy Pool Grantham, Jennifer Pool, Michael Yeany, Linda Yeany Brandt, Ethan Yeany and Celeste Yeany and 5 great-grandchildren, Jace, Abby, Scarlett, Gabriella, and Molly.
Philip was born in Steelton, PA and raised in Bloomsburg, PA. He was a graduate of Bloomsburg High School and Bloomsburg State College with a degree in business education. He interrupted college to fly as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He flew a B-26 bomber in Europe on many important missions. After the war, he returned to the United States and obtained a Masters in Business Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He worked as a teacher, grain broker, and a business manager for several businesses.
Philip loved to travel and spend time with his family. He enjoyed camping and had many fond memories of summer vacations spent at Montgomery County Park with family and friends. He was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed playing cards with his group of friends on a regular basis. Philip enjoyed woodworking and was an avid gardener for many years. He also loved to take photographs of his family and while traveling. He was a great storyteller. He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Fort Washington and was very helpful in many church functions.
Relatives and friends are invited to call after 9:30 AM Friday, May 19, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church 235 Summit Ave. Fort Washington, PA. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be celebrated with Pastor Kris Chandler officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ambler.
In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Philip Yeany may be made to the Alumni Association of Bloomsburg State University 400 East Second St. Bloomsburg, PA. 17815.
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