Donnie George Yantz, 89, of Port Charlotte, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 25, 2021.
Donnie was born on October 2, 1932 in Newport, Ohio to the late Herman and Ruby Yantz. The family moved to West Virginia for a short time then settled in Herrin Illinois. Donnie went to Herrin High School where he enjoyed athletics and classes in woodworking. After high school Donnie served honorably in the United States Navy stationed mostly in Japan from 1952 to 1956. After completing his military service in May 1956 Donnie went to work for the NSA in Arlington Virginia, then the agency moved him to Fort George Meade in Maryland where he served as Watch Chief for a total of 36 years.
Donnie moved to McVeytown, Pennsylvania to his riverfront home for retirement. It is here where Donnie enjoyed playing his guitar and having his friends over for music jams and gatherings. Growing up in the country Donnie loved playing with his dogs. Donnie enjoyed singing and playing music from his heart for his church. Donnie and his wife of 62 years Ruby Martena (Marti) were both members of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren.
Survived by his loving family; daughter, Susan Davis and son-in-law Howard Davis of port Charlotte and many loving nieces and nephews, Donnie will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by his loving wife Ruby (Marti), daughter Karen Joanne, parents Herman and Ruby Yantz, brothers; Virgil and Dale, sisters; Virginia Yantz Sanders, Betty Yantz Rosenberger, Goldena Yantz Hudson, and Diane Yantz Thompson. Matthew 25:21, “His master replied, Well done, good and faithful servant, a life well lived” ….
Private inurnment will be held at Pine Glenn Cemetery at a later date.
Friends may visit www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.