James A. Yates Jr., 82 of Cross Creek, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in The Grove at Washington, with his loving wife by his side.
Mr. Yates was born on June 4, 1937 in McKees Rocks, son of the late James Alexander Yates and Ruby Watson Yates Siegler.
Jim was a graduate of McKees Rocks High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce.
After returning from his military service he attended the University of Pittsburgh and began his career with General Electric in Pittsburgh as an electronics technician and retired as a parts department manager in 1992.
On November 24, 1965, in Winchester, VA, he married Judith Rae Lucas, who survives.
He had lived in Cross Creek since 1994.
Jim enjoyed music, reading, German Sheppard dogs and socializing with friends and family.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 54 years are, his brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Deceased in addition to his parents are, a daughter, Lisa Rae Yates; a sister, JoAnn Pachasa; and his step-father, Raymond Siegler.
All funeral services are private. He will be laid to rest beside his cherished daughter, Lisa, in Mount Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw, PA.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all of the staff at The Grove for their excellent care.
Condolences may be expressed at www.stefkovichfuneralhome.com.