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Richard L. Yinger, 75, Fishing Creek, Maryland. Was born October 13, 1941 in Frederick, Maryland, passed away at home early Sunday morning, July 2, 2017 with his loving family by his side.
Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years, Christine L. Yinger, Children Belinda Rhoads (Michael) Barnesville, MD, Richard A. Yinger (Tina) Fishing Creek, MD, Mary Levesque (Eric) Lynchburg, VA. Grandchildren Justin Yinger, Cody Yinger (Shelby Macskill), Nicolas Levesque and Mackenzie Levesque, Brother Robert G. Yinger (Barbara) Niece Laura Yinger Lindley, Nephew Scott Yinger. Richard is preceded in death by his parents Mary R. Yinger and Glenn Yinger.
Richard graduated from Frederick High School in 1959. He retired from the City of Frederick’s Citizen Truck Company in 1997 with 29 years of service. Richard was the owner of the Frame Rack, a custom framing and art business for 25 years.
Richard was an elected Trustee of the Frederick County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, a member of Hooper’s Island and Church Creek Volunteer Fire Departments. He served as President of Dorchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association and as a member of its Executive Committee. He was also a member of numerous other companies throughout the State of Maryland.
In 1994, Richard was elected as President of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA), an association of more than 365 volunteer fire and rescue companies in Maryland. Richard was the first President elected from Frederick County, Maryland in 25 Years. He was inducted into the MSFA’s Hall of Fame in 1995. He served on numerous committees within MSFA and served as the MSFA’s Liaison to the Governor of Maryland. Additional committees he has served included: Chairman – County Bylaws committee, appointed State of Maryland Fire Commission, Chair 17 State Circle, appointed Advisory Board of Dorchester County, Chair of Governor’s Committee for Smoke Alarms for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, was a member of the Emergency Medical Systems Board – Shock Trauma, member of the Governor’s Task force for Alternative Funding for the Volunteer Fire service. He remained active in the MSFA until the time of his death.
Richard was awarded Honorary Member of the Maryland State Police, and was made an Honorary State Trooper. He also achieved the distinction of being the first to receive the honorary position of Flight Crew Member of the Aviation Division of the Maryland State Police. He served as co-chair, Maryland State Helicopter Replacement Committee for the Maryland State Police.
A viewing will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High Street, Cambridge, MD.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 beginning at 1:00 pm at the Open Bible Church, 1619 Race Street, Cambridge, MD. The family will receive friends from Noon until the service begins.
Interment will follow at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church Cemetery, 917 Hoopers Island Road, Church Creek, MD
Contributions may be made to: The Bessi Marshall Benefit Fund, c/o Martha Neal, 4200 Seabrook Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636 - Hoopers Island Vol. Fire Company, attn: Rosemary Dean, P.O. Box 125, Fishing Creek, MD 21634 - Coastal Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802
To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com
Viewing and Visitation with Family6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ,Friday, July 7, 2017
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD, Dorchester 21613
Viewing and Visitation with Family12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ,Saturday, July 8, 2017
Open Bible Church
1619 Race Street Cambridge, Md, Dorchester 21613
Funeral Service1:00 PM ,Saturday, July 8, 2017
Open Bible Church
1619 Race Street Cambridge, Md, Dorchester 21613
Interment2:30 PM ,Saturday, July 8, 2017
St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
923 Hoopers Island Rd Church Creek, MD, Dorchester 21622
Extending deepest sympathy to family and friends in this time of sorrow. Please find comfort in knowing that soon all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus' voice and come out. (John 5:28,29) Until that blessed day, may Jehovah, the God of all comfort, grant you peace while many fond memories of your loved one warm your hearts.
Annie Wingfield Jul 31 2017 12:00 AM
Chris I'm not sure you will remember me but I have thought of you and Richard many many times over the years and wondered how you were doing. At one point you two and the Frame Rack were a very big part of my life. I can still see his smile and hear Richard's voice -he always seemed cheerful. I still have the little handmade Frame Rack sign that you gave me that I think Vicky made. About 3 years ago I lost my husband Bob after 51 years of marriage so I can identify with the pain you are feeling now. I hope your children are nearby and supportive. I would love to see you one of these days. All the best to you Chris.
Mary Pfister Jul 9 2017 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about this, he helped me in the beginning of my career with the fire service.
Ernie Farkas Jul 7 2017 12:00 AM
R.I.P Richard! Fond memories from school and the street where we lived.
Belva Dinterman Jul 6 2017 12:00 AM
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United Steam Fire Engine Co. 3 Jul 6 2017 12:00 AM
I am certain the entire State of Maryland joins us in sending you our deepest sympathy for your loss and our loss of a man who served this State with his heart and love. If each of us gave a tenth of what Richard did, what a fantastic place this would be. With love Anita
Bill and Anita Stup Jul 5 2017 12:00 AM
My heartfelt condolences to the Yinger Family and friends. I pray God strengthens you, sustains you, and grant you much peace during your bereavement and healing period. Mr. Yinger will long be remembered as a great friend to Richard and I.
Rev. Jimi Nock Jul 5 2017 12:00 AM
I extend sympathy and prayerful support to the Yinger family as they mourn the loss of one of the greatest men God blessed me to meet. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time, Be not dismayed for God will take care of you.
Richard Trader Jul 5 2017 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mr. Yinger was a wonderful man!
Tim, Diana, and Jonathan Dayton Jul 5 2017 12:00 AM
My dear wife and I would like to extend our condolences for the loss of your loved one (Proverbs 17:17). At difficult times like this we realize how precious and fragile life can surely be (James 4:14). As your family and friends comfort one another, as a neighbor we pray you also be comforted by the sure hope the Bible gives us for all those who have died (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). As recorded in the Bible, Jesus promised that one day he was going to bring back to life all those who have died (John 5:28, 29). That is why he encourages all of us to exercise faith in that promise, the life that Jesus gave in our behalf, and be blessed as we see that promise fulfilled (John 11:25; 3:16; 6:40;James 2:17). The Bible makes it clear that death is an "enemy" not only to mankind, but also to Almighty God (1 Corinthians 15:26). That is also why God promises to remove forever all the pain, suffering, wickedness, and death that mankind has had to endure for thousands of years (Revelation 21:3-5; Psalm 37:10,11,29). At that time soon, as the Bible indicates, both the living and the dead who are brought back to life will enjoy life, everlasting life, as God originally purposed for this earth thousands of years ago in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:28; Jeremiah 29:11). What a glorious day that will be for mankind who are doing what God asks of us, namely that we simply do His Will, not our own (1 John 2:17; 5:3; Proverbs 3:5,6). Please read and meditate on all these scriptures in your Bible and be comforted and blessed (Psalm 1:1-3; John 17:3). Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
George & Chris Ragusa Jul 4 2017 12:00 AM