On May 24, 2003, JOHN W. YAHDE formerly of Bel Air, MD, survived by his beloved wife Ruth M. Yahde, two sisters Thelma Yahde and Ruth Miller, three nephews, David, William and John Miller, "a special nephew" Melvin Matthews "a special niece" Beverly Ann Hax. Also survived by his special pal his poodle "RJ". A graveside service will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, Wednesday, May 28, 11 A.M. Arrangements by Hastings Funeral Home. Contributions may be made in his memory to Worcester County Humane Society, POB 48, Berlin, MD, 21811.