George was born February 27, 1936 in Youngstown, a son of the late Michael B. and Ann E. (Mancos) Yager. He graduated from Ursuline High School and was a self-employed grocer for Yager's Supermarket in Canfield for 40 years, retiring in 2005.
He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Norwalk and a former member of St. Michael's Parish. George was an avid Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians fan and in his younger years, enjoyed bowling.
He loved to play the lottery and enjoyed the many nightly scrabble games with his wife and occasionally winning. Most important to George was his family and he was always there for his children and grandchildren's many activities. His greatest joy was watching his grandchildren intereact; whether it ws opeing presents, playing or just being silly.
He leaves his wife, the former Pauline Goubeaux whom he married May 6, 1967; three sons, George E. (Genevieve) Yager of Bristow, Virginia, Dr. Gregory E. Yager of Henderson, Nevada, Thomas (Charlene) Yager of Fitchburg, Wisconsin; one daughter, Monica (Michael) Powers of Norwalk; one sister, Jean Ann McClellan of Austintown; two brothers, Michael T. (Brenda) Yager of Canfield, Richard (Carol) Yager of Canfield; and 12 grandchildren, Nick, Liv, Drew, Holly, Alex, Bryson, Joey, Caroline, Lauren, Audrey, Clark, Grace and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call on Sunday at Lane Family Funeral Homes. Canfield Chapel from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. The family would like to give a special thanks to Heartland Hospice and ACC Home Care for providing the wonderful support and care. They would also like to express their deepest thanks and gratitude to the staff at Heartland Assisted Living for going above and beyond in making their house a home. In lieu of flowers the family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to runforcaitlyn.org or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105
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