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344 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Fax: (215) 348-0680

344 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-8930
Fax: 215-348-0680
Joseph Yerkes

J. Earle Yerkes Jr.

April 16, 1932 April 1, 2021

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Obituary for J. Earle Yerkes Jr.

J. Earle Yerkes, Jr. of Pipersville, PA passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was 88.

Born in Buckingham, PA to the late Joseph Earle Yerkes, Sr. and Dorothy (Doan) Yerkes, Earle resided in Pipersville, PA since 1948.

Earle was the former owner of his family farm and The Milk House. He also worked as a real estate agent with several firms. Earle was a member of the Doylestown United Methodist Church and church choir; a 70 year member of the Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company and Fire Chief Association; Bucks County Farmers Association and Board of Realtors; Interstate Milk Producers; Plumstead Township Planning Board; and Quakertown Band. Earle enjoyed cruising with his wife Arlene and travelling to their home on the west coast of Florida.

He was the beloved husband of 67 years to Arlene (Heyer) Yerkes; devoted father of Joseph A. (Mary Kaye) Yerkes, Fay (Philip) Kocan, Amy (late Jerry) Krone, Hope (Robert) Suber, Dawn (Allen) Cifelli, Denise (David) Suber, and the late David Yerkes; dear brother of Lorraine Yerkes; also survived by 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at the Doylestown United Methodist Church, 320 E. Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, with a service to begin at 12:00 pm.

Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Richboro, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company or Doylestown United Methodist Church would be appreciated.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home
    344 North Main Street
    Doylestown, PA
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    Wednesday, April 7, 2021
    10:00am - 12:00pm
    The family will receive their friends at the church prior to the service.
  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Doylestown United Methodist Church
    320 E. Swamp Road
    Doylestown, PA
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    Wednesday, April 7, 2021
  • Interment

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 |
    Union Cemetery of Richboro
    209 Almshouse Road
    Richboro, PA
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    Wednesday, April 7, 2021


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Lois rice

Lois Kulp Rice
Earle was a wonderful kind man, he was my first employer working at the Milkhouse, and he was always very supportive & caring. Earle is A warrior at heart & he has persevered through many tough times, I know when he meets our Lord he will say well done oh good & faithful servant. God Bless Arlene & the entire family.
He will be missed.
Comment | Posted at 04:44pm via Condolence

Christine Weiss

So very sorry for your loss!
I have very fond childhood memories of your family store, The Milk House, and Mr Yerkes greeting each customer as you entered the store with a friendly hello!
The Jolliffe family
Comment | Posted at 09:19am via Condolence

Dale Grimes and family

Brian and family sorry for your loss of pops.
Comment | Posted at 11:32am via Condolence

Janet Wagenseller

The passing of Earle was a shock to my family. I used to work for Earle and Arlene at the Milk House many years ago and they were the nicest people to work for. Earle was also my sons Scout Master along with Andy Zeek. He was a fine leader in the Plumsteadville Fire Co; He will be missed by so many. Our condolences to the family. R.I.P. Earle.
Comment | Posted at 06:43pm via Condolence

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