MILLSBORO, DEL. — Donald F. Yoder, of Millsboro, died on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore after surgery. He was born in Mattawana, Pa., son of the late Luther J. and Ruth M. Yoder.
Mr. Yoder was a graduate of Rothrock High School in McVeytown, Pa. and Lock Haven State College in Lock Haven, Pa. He was a teacher at Indian River School District for 35 years. He was a charter member of the Indian River Executive Board for 25 years and a member of the Delaware State Education Association Executive Board from 1976 to 1983.
He was on the Millsboro Town Council from 1973 to 1986. He was employed by DART in Rehoboth Beach, Del. as a bus driver, then supervisor for 16 years from 1998 to the present.
Mr. Yoder is survived by his wife of 48 years the former Elma Dunmire; and a sister, Hazel Riley, of Westlake, Ohio; two brothers, James Yoder and Dennis Yoder, of Lewistown, Pa.; and one niece and four nephews.
He was an amateur astronomer, and a licensed private pilot. He was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren in Lewistown, Pa.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Grace United Methodist Church on Church Street in Millsboro. Rev. Ed Kuhling officiated.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to UMCOR/United Methodist Commission on Relief, c/o Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 566 Millsboro, Del. 19966.
Electronic condolences to may be sent through www.watsonfh.com.