George Howard Yager

September 30, 1951April 18, 2021

George H. Yager, 69 years of Goodyear Lake and formerly of Byron passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at his home.

He was born September 30, 1951 in Fulton the son of the late Rev. George Howard and Edna (Topliffe) Yager.

George served his country in the United States Army as a Military Policeman.

George was 1969 graduate of Alexander Central School and a 1981 Genesee Community College graduate with and associates degree in model making.

After moving to Goodyear Lake from Byron, George began working at ONC BOCES as a teacher’s aide.

George enjoyed model making, photography, riding an ATV, watching NASCAR, boating and jet skiing on the lake and hosting his annual 4th of July gatherings.

He was a member of the Veterans Association, the Goodyear Lake Association and ONC BOCES.

George is survived by his two sons, David and Mariana Yager and Michael and Laura Yager of Ft. Worth, TX; five grandchildren, Lucas, Julia, Sophia, Micaela and Emilia Yager; the mother of his children, Judy Yager of Byron; and one sister, Alice and Raymond Barone of Penn Yan.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta from 11:00 am to 1:00 PM. A private celebration of life service with Rev. Stephen D. Fournier officiating.

For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to either Goodyear Lake Association, PO Box 62, Colliersville, New York 13743 or to the Yager family in loving memory of George H. Yager.

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Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Calling Hours

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021


George Howard Yager

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