Barry L. Yingling, 75, of Bonneauville, died Thursday, Feb. 23, at Gettysburg Hospital. He was the husband of Carolyn (Crawmer) Yingling for 51 years.
Born Sept. 19, 1941 in Hanover, Barry was the son of the late Francis L. and Eva (Hankey) Yingling.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps on May 6, 1960. He went through boot camp at Parris Island, S.C. After boot camp, he went to Camp Lejeune, N.C. for advanced infantry training and was then transferred to Quantico, Va. His duties at Quantico were standing honor guard and putting on demonstrations for the Officer Schools. In 1961, he was assigned to Sea School at Portsmouth, Va. He was then transferred to the USS Wasp (CVS-18) as a security guard in the gunnery department for special weapons. He spent two years on the WASP making a North Atlantic cruise and a Caribbean cruise. He was then transferred back to Quantico as a security guard at the Marine Corps Museum. He was honorably discharged on Sept 1, 1964 with the following medals, Good Conduct Medal, Pistol Marksman Badge cal. 45, Sharpshooter Badge cal. 30 ML. He was then transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve through May 6, 1966. Barry was retired in 1991 from National Can of Hanover and served as his church sexton for 10 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his three children, Karen Seipp and husband Eric of Westminster, Stephanie Haifley and husband Chad of Gettysburg, and Todd A. Yingling and Solange Cocco of Bloomington, Minn.; his four grandchildren, Sydney Yingling and Isabelle, Felicia and Harris Haifley; his three brothers: F. Richard Yingling and Anna of Codorus, Nevin Yingling and Karen of Mechanicsburg, and Robert Yingling and Mary of Mexico, Mo.; his two sisters, Donna Lee Raubenstine and Dale of Mechanicsville, Va., and Gwendolyn Wetzel and Marlin of Hanover; his brother-in-law Frank Smith of Hanover; and many nieces and nephews. Barry was predeceased by his sister Susan Smith.
He was a member of Redeemer's UCC, Littlestown and Gettysburg Moose. He was an avid PSU and Baltimore Orioles fan. He enjoyed camping, his church and red was his favorite color. Barry loved being with his family and grandchildren.
Funeral service is Tuesday at 11 a.m. at his church with the Rev. Sterling Fritz and the Rev. Theodore Bowers officiating. Viewing is Monday 6 - 8 p.m. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown. Interment is in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown with military honors conducted by Littlestown Allied Veterans Council.
Memorials in Barry's name may be sent to his church at 107 E. King St., Littlestown, PA 17340; or Adams County SPCA, 11 Goldenville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17340. Online condolences may be shared on www.littlesfh.com.