Donald R. "Yak" Kehoe

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Donald R. "Yak" Kehoe of Gouldsboro, formerly of Hanover Twp., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018. in Allied Services, Scranton, surrounded by his family.

Born in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 15, 1948, he was the son of the late Walter and Ruth Yatko Kehoe.

Donald was a graduate of Hanover Area High School, Class of 1965, and served in the U.S. Army with the 2nd Battalion (ABN), 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, where he was wounded in action in the Republic of Vietnam on March 11, 1968. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

Donald was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5207 Daleville, American Legion Post 274, Goldsboro, the Royal Order of the Purple Heart, and Combat Infantry Association.

Prior to retiring, Donald was employed by the Tobyhanna Army Depot for 33 years.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and NASCAR fan and enjoyed camping.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his son, Michael Kehoe, and stepson, Donald Robinson.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Janet Harrison Kehoe; son, Ryan Kehoe; stepdaughter, Michelle Sterling; grandchildren, Jamie Shea, Tyler Robinson, Josh Sterling and Justin Sterling; one great-grandchild, Caeleb Shea; and brother, Dennis (Cindy) Kehoe.

A memorial visitation will be conducted from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lehman Family Funeral Service, 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on June 13, 2018
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