Alma D. Yale


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May 11, 2020

Alma D. Yale, 85, of Hazleton, passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Alma (Crouse) Dorneman and was member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.

She was a 1952 graduate of Hazleton High School and was very active with their reunion committee. She was involved with Tupperware, Rubbermaid, was the receptionist at Degenhart Chiropractic, and most recently was associated with all aspects of the Abbey Coffee House. Although she worked outside the home, her passion and priorities were her children, grandchildren, and great grandson.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Dominic T. Yale Jr., in 1979; brothers Harry, William, and Infant John Robert Dorneman; and sisters Marion Whitfield, Dorothy Diefenderfer, Mildred Connor, Gladys Trella, Kathryn Onder, and Martha DeJoseph. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are her son Dominic “Tom” Yale III and his wife Pamela, Drums; daughters Paula A. Yale, Scranton, Sally A. Yale, with whom she resided, and Dina A. Goffa, Sugarloaf; grandchildren Dominic T. Yale IV and his wife Nikki, Elizabeth Yale, Alexandra Maldonado and her husband Josh, Abigiail, Gabrielle, and Caroline Goffa; great grandson Logan Thomas Yale, with whom she had a special bond; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and several cousins and numerous friends.

Due to restrictions, private burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Drums. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

The Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, is in charge of the arrangements.

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