Jon Jacob Yerger

December 16, 1946 ~ November 11, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Jon Yerger Obituary

Jon Jacob Yerger, age 75, was born on December 16, 1946, to Margaret (Monkovich) and Richard Yerger in Binghamton, New York. He had fond memories of growing up in Saratoga Terrace along with his brother Richard Michael. Blessed with an impressive wit, a love of science, and a determination to achieve a potential beyond his humble beginnings, he graduated from Binghamton North High School. He pursued his passion for electronics at Broome Technical College, then continued his education at Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering. During his time at RIT, he co-opped with IBM, where he would later work for thirty-two years. While at RIT, he met a nurse, and ten months later, he and Gretchen were wed. He served as a computer programmer when he was drafted into the army during the Vietnam War. They returned to Endicott, New York where they raised their family. In his personal life, Jon was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Endicott, where he served for many years as a Deacon and Elder. He participated in many walk-a-thons for the MS Society. He sat on the board of EDST (Earth Day Southern Tier) and eventually worked as Chair of the committee for several of their annual events. His involvement with EDST inspired him to help establish V.I.N.E.S (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments Sustainably). Jon is survived by his loving wife of 51 memorable years, Gretchen (Howe) Yerger and children Jenna Neal (Everett Neal), Joshua Yerger (Hazel Wulff-Yerger), and Jeremy Yerger (Caroline Yerger), and neice Amy Yerger. He leaves four cherished grandchildren -Anson Neal, Merrick Neal, Larkin Neal, and Jason Yerger. He is predeceased by his mother, father, and brother. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to V.I.N.E.S through The family extends sincere gratitude to the medical staff at the various institutions where he received care. A funeral service will be held Thursday November 17th at 10:30Am at The North Minster Presbyterian church, Endwell New York Friends may call at the JF Rice Funeral Home, Inc 150 Main Street Johnson City New York Wednesday from 4-6 Pm.

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