Herbert W. Yarnall of Altoona died recently at his residence.
He was born in Somerville, N.J., the second child of Donald MacCartney and Jeanette (Meyer) Yarnall.
Surviving are a sister, Linda Hoover; two nieces: Sherry and Rebecca; and five cousins.
In addition to Herb's formal education in the Altoona schools, he was a member of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1965-71. He moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and then to New Orleans, La., to work in the real estate and marine financing industries. He relocated to Altoona in 1993, where he lived until his death.
A descendant of Phillip Yarnall and Dorothy Baker, both early settlers of Chester County in 1683, Herb pursued genealogical research as a member of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution. In addition, he performed significant research into German-American detainees of WWII and assisted them in overcoming numerous roadblocks.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend an interment service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Herb's memory to the Railroaders Memorial Museum, 1300 Ninth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602.
Arrangements are by Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona.