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Marvin Yerk

May 12, 1934 — September 22, 2023

Marvin Yerk, age 89, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2023. He was born in Tylersport, Pennsylvania to parents, Marguerite Stella Wampold Yerk and Paul Yerk, Senior.

As a young man, Marvin excelled at the game of baseball and had dreams of playing professionally. He served in the United States Army during the late 1950's where he was a member of the self-propelled mechanized unit in Germany.

Marvin later lived in Trumbauersville with his wife, Anna, and two sons, Troy, and Trent. He was employed by US Gauge in Sellersville for 45 years. He was also employed as a salesman for Sturtz's Televisions in Quakertown and Perkasie. For a short time, Marvin served as a police officer and council member for the town of Trumbauersville.

Marvin loved searching for treasures and reselling antiques as a retirement hobby. He enjoyed watching the Phillies and Eagles. He was also a very competitive Pinochle player as well as an active member of Saucon Mennonite Church.

The family remembers Marvin as a wonderful provider for memorable vacations, Christmases of dreams, fun filled summers by the pool and the annual July 4th, Yerk clam bake picnics.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Anna, son Troy Yerk and his wife Cheryl of Quakertown, Pennsylvania and son Trent Yerk and Joe Eilenberg of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Surviving grandchildren include Travis Yerk and wife Stephanie of Quakertown, Trevor Yerk and wife Melissa of Quakertown and Taylor Martinko and husband Mike of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Carly, Tessa and Tanner Yerk are Marvin's great grandchildren.

Also surviving Marvin is a brother Lamar and his wife Mary of Souderton, Pennsylvania and sister-in-law, Sandy Sweitzer-Yerk of Telford Pennsylvania.

Marvin was proceeded in death by his brother Paul Yerk Junior, and a sister, Elaine Ziegler, and her husband William.

Marvin was a devout Christian that never wavered in love for and faithfulness to the Lord. He will live on through his beloved family and those he touched through his faith.

Services will be private at a time convenient for the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Saucon Valley Mennonite Church in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania or the Cemetery Fund at Ridge Valley United Church of Christ in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.

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