Christopher Yeager

Obituary of Christopher S. Yeager

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Christopher S. Yeager passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 4, 2023 at the age of 71.

Chris was born in Allentown, PA in 1952 as the middle son of Edwin and Barbara (Paul) Yeager.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Susanne; a son, Matthew; two grandsons, Trevor and Liam; two brothers, Tom and Dave.

Chris devoted his life work to public education and rising through the ranks from teacher, principal and Superintendent. After graduating from William Allen High School in Allentown, Chris enrolled at East Stroudsburg University earning bachelor and master’s in education degrees. After graduation, Chris taught in the Allentown Public Schools. As a principal, he created Pennsylvania’s first Year-Round education program at Central Elementary in Allentown.  He was twice nominated for the Disney Outstanding Educator Award and was the founding president and director of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals.

Chris continued to serve ESU including nine years on the Alumni Board of Directors, nine years as Secretary of the Foundation Board and Chair of the Grants and Scholarship Committee.  He also served as a Board Member for Beta Psi Housing Association for many years.  Chris was named recipient of ESU’s 2023 Alumni Association Excellence Award.

Chris’ extensive community volunteering history included 47 years with Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Belvidere, NJ where he served as President, Secretary and Assistant Foreman. A member of several Masonic organizations, he was a member of Rajah Shrine and Forks of the Delaware Tin Lizzies.  Chris was also a member of the Valley of Allentown Consistory.  Chris was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Belvidere acting as Past Commander and Steward. When wintering in Florida, he often volunteered at local elementary schools tutoring students and assisting teachers in kindergarten, first and second grades.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to East Stroudsburg University Foundation, ESU 70 Socialites in name of Cristopher S. Yeager.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at the Good Will Fire Company (Belvidere Manor) 689 Water Street, Belvidere, NJ. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, September 11, 2023 at the Good Will Fire Company.

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Calling Hours

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, September 11, 2023
Good Will Fire Company No. 1
689 Water Street
Belvidere, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Good Will Fire Company No. 1
689 Water Street
Belvidere, New Jersey, United States
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