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Christopher C. Yackley

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Christopher Carl Yackley 44 of Culver City California, formerly of Foxboro, died suddenly September 17 in California. Born in Cambridge, August 3,1967, the son of Charles C. Yackley and Barbara A. Sheerer and her husband Frederic, Mr. Yackley was raised in Foxboro and had had lived in California for several years. He was a graduate of Foxboro High School where he had his own show on local cable television and wrote sports reports for the Fox Reporter. He received an Associates Degree in Communications from Dean College and a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Emerson College. Following College he was the news anchor at the Presque Isle Maine television station. He then had a radio program on Martha's Vineyard. Several years ago he moved to California where he was a personal trainer at the A Tighter U. Athletic Club for over six years. Mr. Yackley was also writing several scripts for television at the time of his death. He enjoyed photography, working out, biking, sports of all kinds and traveling. He was member of the Foxboro Knights of Columbus and had been a Big Brother sponsor. In addition to his parents he is survived by his sister Lorraine B. Grundy of Blackstone and his brother Charles K. Yackley of Brockton. He is also survived by his Aunts Angela Porter and Juanita Chafin of Culver City and his nieces, Meagan and Michelle. His funeral will be held on Wednesday September 28 from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) 131 Main St. Franklin at 9:15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary's Church at 10:00. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 4-8.

Published in The Country Gazette from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1, 2011
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