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Robert (Bob) Myron Yourshaw, age 59, died Sunday April 6, 2014 due to injuries sustained in a car accident on Friday prior. Bob was born to Myron and Helen Jean Yourshaw on December 30, 1954 in Washington, DC. Bob displayed an incredible gift for analyzing and repairing anything mechanical, electrical, or computer related. If it needed to be fixed, Bob could fix it. Bob and Sheryl (Maki) married in 1993. They enjoyed 20 remarkably happy and fulfilling years. They lived in Falls Church, VA, until recently transitioning to Rockford, MI, to be closer to children, grandchildren and Sheryl's extended family. Bob's legacy of love, compassion, kindness, patience, and quietness were valued by everyone who had the honor of knowing him. Bob is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sheryl; stepchildren Amy (Jamey) Nelson, Michael (Elizabeth) Frederick, grandchildren Eric, Emma, Evan, Anna, and Elten; beloved stepmother Therese Fecher Yourshaw; brothers David (Cece) Yourshaw and William Yourshaw ; sisters Mary Helen (Eric) Gregory and Cynthia Marie Yourshaw; nephews Matthew and Michael Yourshaw. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street, Rockford, MI 49341. A second visitation will be on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., April 12, 2014. A celebration of Bob's life will follow at 11 a.m. at Pederson Funeral Home. Bob will be laid to rest at Rockford Cemetery. For Bob's family and friends in the Washington, DC area, there will be a memorial service on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, Annandale, VA. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy may contribute to FULAA Lifeline International, Cornerstone Children's Home (
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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 10, 2014