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YACKEE, Robert Joseph
YACKEE, Robert Joseph Robert J. Yackee, 73, of Rosamond, Calif. died peacefully Thursday, August 7, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones. Mr. Yackee was born on July 6, 1941, in Springfield, Ill., to the late Howard and Alice Yackee. He grew up in Springfield, Ill. attending Cathedral Boys High School where he graduated in 1959. In 1962, he joined the United States Air Force serving twenty-four years, retiring as an Accounting and Finance Manager in 1986. He settled in California in 1992 and made Rosamond his home. He had a passion for fishing and camping with family and friends. He enjoyed working on his lawn, collecting stamps, shot glasses and keeping busy. He enjoyed watching baseball, never missed an Atlanta Braves game and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He will be greatly missed for his love of life and friendly personality. He is survived by his son, Mark Yackee of Rosamond; daughter, Michelle and Gino Lovato of Lancaster; stepson, Pablito and Laura Oridenia of Chula Vista, and three grandchildren. Mass will be celebrated at 11 am, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at St. Mary's of the Desert in Rosamond. There will be a private graveside service at Riverside National Cemetery for the family. Flowers and donations may be sent to Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals and Cremations , 44831 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, CA 93534.

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