Thomas J. Yingling Sr., 78, carpenter, outdoorsman

January 23, 2003

Thomas J. Yingling Sr., a retired carpenter and outdoorsman, died Jan. 16 at St. Joseph Medical Center of complications after surgery. He was 78, and a longtime Dundalk resident.

A Baltimore native who was raised in Highlandtown, Mr. Yingling attended city public schools and enlisted in the Army in 1943. As a medic serving with the Army Medical Corps, he took part in the Battle of the Bulge.

A carpenter, Mr. Yingling went to work for the General Services Administration, which oversees federal buildings. During his 35-year career, he was assigned to Fort Holabird and later the Fallon Federal Building in downtown Baltimore. At his 1982 retirement, he was working at government buildings in Woodlawn.

Mr. Yingling had served for 40 years with Boy Scout Troop 10 in Dundalk. He also was a member of Dundalk American Legion Post 10.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, and was an avid flower and vegetable gardener.

Mr. Yingling was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 7945 Boundary Road in Dundalk, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, the former Rosella D. Vadorsky; a son, Thomas J. Yingling Jr. of Dundalk; two daughters, Kathleen M. Gencel of Essex and Barbara R. Reed of Dundalk; and three grandchildren.

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