Dean S Yarbrough Jr.

October 7, 1928November 24, 2013
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Dean S. Yarbrough Jr. of Sudbury died Sunday November 24th, 2013. He was 85 years old and the beloved husband of Maxine (Jackson) Yarbrough. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dean was the son of the late Dean S. Yarbrough Sr. and Mary (Matthews) Yarbrough and brother to the late Robert E. Yarbrough Esq. He attended Boston Latin, Boston College, Northeastern University, and Boston University. Dean served in the United States Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. He worked in the defense industry for 11 years and then made a conscious decision to enter the educational field, with the goal of empowering students to become engaged global citizens. He was a teacher, principal, and administrator in the Boston Public School System for 20 years. Throughout his life, he was a civil rights activist, a human rights advocate, and a passionate educator.

Dean was a 55-year resident of Sudbury, Massachusetts. His hobbies included reading, sailing, photography, flying airplanes, automobile restoration, and playing classical and jazz trumpet. Dean leaves to mourn his wife, Maxine, four children (Dean, Kenneth, David, and Amy), a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, five grandchildren, and host of family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Greater Framingham Community Church, 44 Franklin St, Framingham, MA 01702, on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to United for Justice With Peace (UJP) PO Box 390449, Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 or


  • Memorial Service Friday, December 13, 2013

Dean S Yarbrough Jr.

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Michael Jones

October 17, 2014

As one of his former Donald Mckay School students, I can assure you that our generation still mentioned his name and effect on us in recent times (still do). We see him as a great man, who truly touched us and made a difference to us. He will be sincerely missed.

Corey Williams

January 2, 2014

All the best to you and your family Mrs. Yarbrough. May you get through this tough time with some peace.

Beverly Clark Williams

January 2, 2014

My sincerest condolences to you, Mrs Yarborough, and your family. I will never forget my last visit with the two of you when you surprised me with an afternoon visit at the Timilty Middle School. Your expressed kindness over the years have meant so much to me and I hope my love and thoughts for you will help soften your loss. He will always be a great man in my eyes.
Prayers and Love

Linda Engelmann

December 14, 2013

Dear Yarbrough family,
One of the most exciting memories of my childhood is hearing Mr. Yarbrough play his trumpet at the Easter service at St. Elizabeth's church in Sudbury. It was thrilling then, as is the memory now. I will never forget him. Linda (Brown) Engelmann (the little girl with crutches)

December 14, 2013

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nancy Clark & Family, Sudbury

Paul & Carla Earle

December 12, 2013

To: Dean Jr. Rest in peace, and bask in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ.
To: The immediate family he left behind: May the peace of God embrase you in the days to come and keep you.
Much love: Paul & Carla Earle

Paula Hickey

December 11, 2013

Dear David, Mrs. Yarbrough and family,

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of Mr. Yarbrough. I had the pleasure of first meeting Mr. and Mrs. Yarbrough at one of David's recitals. They became great supporters of our performances and I feel very grateful to have known such warm and wonderful people. I immensely enjoyed my conversations with Mr. Yarbrough, they were always both interesting and stimulating. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Cheryl & Imar Nkeba

December 10, 2013

Dear Yarbrough Family,

I am blessed to have known Mr. Yarbrough through David's friendship. He was always encouraging and interested in discussing new ideas... Imar and I cherish the memories of Mr. & Mrs. Yarbrough attending our wedding.

May your faith give comfort to you now and courage to you always.


December 10, 2013

Dear Yarbrough's, I have many fond memories of coming to your house in the '70s when I was in High School with David. I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Yarbroug's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. love, Heidi (Mohr), Paul, Robert and John Curtis

December 9, 2013

Rest in peace, you are Loved and we will miss you dearly.....Oliver and Carolyn Braithwaite......