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Joseph Lee Yager

January 19, 2024

Joseph Yager Obituary

In Loving Memory of Joseph Lee Yager (March 22,1984- January 19, 2024)
It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to Joseph Yager, who left us at the age of 39 from an ongoing battle with multiple health conditions. Joe was someone who held his privacy dear, finding solace in the warmth of his close circle of friends. He did not just have “friends’, he had his best friends. He leaves behind a legacy of unwavering loyalty to those best friends and an incredible bond with his niece, Elena. He was predeceased by his father, Leon G. Yager and all of his grandparents. He is survived by his mother, Cynthia (Cyndie Matera) Yager; sister, Annie Bensley (Michael); niece, Elena L. Bensley; aunts, Terri Williams (Cris) and Mary Matera; cousins, Max Williams (Jacqueline) and Michelle Williams, and a very close circle of best friends. Joe was a graduate of LeMoyne College and worked for Optum out of Horsham, PA for many years until he got sick. As we say our goodbyes, let us celebrate his life and treasured friendships, and the indelible mark on the hearts of those fortunate enough to call him a friend or family. May he rest in peace. A memorial service will be held at 5:30pm Thursday, January 25, 2024 at Root Funeral Home, 23 N. Chenango St, Greene, NY 13778. Friends of the family may call from 3:30pm until the time of service at Root Funeral Home. A celebration of life will take place Thursday after the service at 6:00pm at Patocka's Gastropub, 62 Genesee St, Greene, NY 13778. A graveside committal will be held 10:00am Friday, January 26 at Vestal Hills Cemetery, 3997 Vestal Rd, Vestal, NY 13850. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Greene Emergency Squad at 30 Birdsall Street, Greene, New York 13778. Arrangements are under the direction of Root Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to the family at

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January 25, 2024

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Root Funeral Home
23 North Chenango Street
Greene, New York 13778

Memorial Service
January 25, 2024

5:30 PM
Root Funeral Home
23 North Chenango Street
Greene, New York 13778

Celebration of Life
January 25, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
62 Genesee St
Greene, NY 13778

January 26, 2024

10:00 AM
Vestal Hills Memorial Park
Old Vestal Road
Vestal, NY 13850


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