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Charles "Mick" Yingling

Yingling - Charles M. “Mick”, 87, of East Taylor Twp. Died on April 2, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born July 25, 1932, in Conemaugh. Son of the late Leo Roy and Gertrude (Troy) Wainwright-Yingling. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson, Zach Houlik; siblings, Russell (Gen) Wainwright, Jack (Dorothy) Wainwright, Robert (Betty Lou) Wainwright, Romayne (Maurice) Cooper, Louise (Michael) Cordetsky, William “Bill” (Wilda) Yingling, Edward “Bud” (Anna Marie) Yingling, George "Butch" (Joan) Yingling, Larry (Sandy) Yingling, Leo (Sandy) Yingling and Ronald “Ace” (Charlotte) Yingling. Survived by loving wife of 66 years, Erma M. (Grove); children, Michael (Debbie), Karen (Shane) Cruse, William (Lynn) and Jean Ann “Tootsie” (Jim) Houlik; grandchildren, Steve, Brian, Lee Ann, Tara, Katelyn, and Chaz; great grandchildren, Brenden, Gavin, Baily, Jaxson, Owen, Ashlyn, Taylor, Vaeda, Bowen, and Blayke. Brother of Kenneth (Joanne) Yingling, Joe (Clare) Yingling and Sandy Greeley. Also, numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Mick was a decorated US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. Also, served with 103rd Armor, Co. B, PA National Guard. He retired as a Crane Operator from Bethlehem Steel. Mick was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration, Conemaugh; and Conemaugh-Franklin American Legion Post #633. He spent 40 years as coach for East Taylor- Jackson Little League Baseball; and coached Sacred Heart Football for 22 years; and Conemaugh Valley Middle School Football for 14 years. Mick was an avid bowler in Thursday Seniors League at Richland. He enjoyed watching the Steelers and Pirates, as well as trips to the casinos and Monday night poker. Due to current health conditions, there will be no public viewing. A private funeral service will be held at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, 229-231 First Street, Conemaugh, Fr. Robert C. Hall, Pastor. Private entombment will be at Richland Mausoleum. A celebration of life will be held at a later date as well a Memorial Mass at the Church of the Transfiguration. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)


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I was sorry to hear of the passing of your father.

May our Heavenly Father be with you in the days ahead and give you His comfort for your sorrow and grief!

Ernest Heller Apr 10 2020 12:00 AM

Growing up and in grade school football, Mick was the 1st adult I remember outside my home to give words of encouragement and advise. I will be forever grateful. His words pass through my head more than I could count in my 60 years. Missing Mick!

Kevin J. Adams Apr 7 2020 12:00 AM

So very sad to hear of my very good friend since grade school, Mickey's passing. Remember him as one of the very best, all-time "Iron Horses" at East Conemaugh High School. My sincere sympathy.

Doc Dostal Apr 7 2020 12:00 AM

Jean Houlik Apr 7 2020 12:00 AM

I have so many memories of my sweet Uncle Mick but I would say the fondest memories are of ones when I was a little girl & our (Greeley) Family would go up to Uncle Micks & Aunt Ermas house on Christmas day. We would eat, sing, play in their basement, eat & sing some more! So simple but yet so special to be in the warmth & love of the Yingling house . The memories of his smile, laugh, & hugs will always remain in my heart!

Colleen Greeley-Meffe Apr 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Yingling

JoAnn Jackson Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you, Joann.

Mike Yingling Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you, Rick.

Mike Yingling Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM

Its hard to find words for me to describe how Uncle Mick influenced my life when I was young. My dad was not always there when I needed him - he had a sickness that was not understood at the time, alcoholism. Uncle Mick and aunt Ermas house was a safe haven for me. I played football for him in 8th grade and he helped me grow as a man and gave me the discipline to endure and persevere as Ana adolescent. I dont think he really knew how much he helped me get through that time in my life. RIP Uncle Mick.

David Wainwright Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM

Mike & Debbie, Bill & Lynn. So sorry for your loss. Best coach and friend that a kid & man could ever have.

Bob Mesaros Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM

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