Cumberland Times-News


July 12, 2014

CHARLES L. YANKEE [Short Gap, W.Va.]

— SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Charles Lindy Yankee, 86, of Short Gap, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 12, 1927, in Coketon, W.Va., he was the son of the late Roy Yankee and Mary (Eckard) Blubaugh.

He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Doris Margaret (Bohrer) Yankee.

Mr. Yankee had served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was retired from the Chessie System, having been a conductor for the Cumberland Yard.

Mr. Yankee belonged to the Living Stone Church of the Brethren and the National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees.

He enjoyed listening to live country music, playing card games, and reading. Most of all, though, he loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his three children, Kaye Y. Kline and husband Marvin, Frederick, Mark L. Yankee, Ashburn, Va., and Charles B. Yankee and wife Lisa Marie, Perry Hall; five grandchildren, Ella (Kline) Swartz and husband Eric, Callie (Yankee) Davis and husband Patrick, Charles J. Yankee and wife Erica, Alexander B. Yankee, and Mary A. Yankee; two step-grandchildren, David W. Kline and Mary Jo Huffman; two great-granddaughters, Serenity Yankee and Isabella Yankee; and a step-great-granddaughter, Shelby Harshman.

Friends will be received at the Living Stone Church of the Brethren on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m.

The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastor Gerald Hott officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Living Stone Church of the Brethren, 114 North Cedar St., Cumberland.

The Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, is in charge of arrangements.

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