Steven “Steve” Bradley Yates

Steven “Steve” Bradley Yates, 61, of Rockton, PA, passed away during the evening hours of Saturday, December 25, 2021, while a patient at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital.

Steve was born on June 17, 1960, to the late James Arnold and Anna Linda (Geer) Yates in Brookville, PA.

He graduated from Vo-Tech in Reynoldsville, PA, with the class of 1978.

Steven married Tracy Lee Swatsworth on June 9, 1979, in Reynoldsville, PA; Tracy survives him.

He worked as a service technician for Ingersoll Rand manufacturing company.

Steve was a hardworking man and outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting.

Above all else, Steve loved his family and had a special place in his heart for the children in his life.

In addition to his wife, Steve is survived by one son; Michael Steven (April) Yates; three siblings; David (Becky) Yates; Sandi (Yates) Schuckers; Jeanne (Yates) Foy; and four grandchildren; Jaten Michael Yates; Blaine Thomas Yates; Peyton Bridges Lawson; Steve’s namesake, Courtland Bradley Yates; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in passing by his parents; James Arnold and Anna Linda Yates.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, from 11am to 1pm at the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville, PA 15825.

A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation, beginning at 1pm.

Interment will take place at Knoxdale Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Knoxdale, Jefferson Co., PA.

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