William J. "Wibby" Yeager

William J. "Wibby" Yeager, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital.

William was born in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late William and Adele (Roland) Yeager. He resided in Philadelphia, later moving to Gloucester City, N.J. and eventually retiring to Milford in 1996.

"Wibby," as he was known to many, was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 1955. After graduation he served in the U.S. Coast Guard, receiving an honorable discharge in 1959 with the rank of Seaman Apprentice. He was a member of Local #14 Asbestos Worker's Union in Philadelphia.

Wibby was an antique car enthusiast. He was a member of Delaware Street Rod Association and the Bay Area Hot Rods in Maryland. He and his wife shared a love of animals and had volunteered with DWRA Sussex County chapter.

He is survived by his wife of seven years, Kathleen (Cirwonka) Yeager; his beloved Yorkie, Cricket; and two sisters-in- law: Mary Powell and Anna Gentile, both of Brigantine, N.J.

A memorial service will be held at Noon on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in the chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Homes, 119 NW Front Street, Milford, with visitation after 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Home of the Brave, 6632 Sharps Road,
Milford, Del 19963.

Funeral Home

Berry - Short Funeral Home
119-121 N.W. Front Street Milford, DE 19963
(302) 422-8091

Published in Milford Beacon from Dec. 6 to Dec. 15, 2017