James J. Yates
James J. Yates
  • August 7, 1932 - September 14, 2015
  • Marengo, Illinois

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James Yates, 83, of Marengo, and formerly of Buffalo Grove, passed away September 14, 2015. He was born August 7, 1932 in Chicago to Joseph and Anita (Souvigney) Yates. On August 2, 1952 he married Leona Kurtz in Chicago.
James served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952 to 1960. He served on the Buffalo Grove Police Department and Fire Department. He was the owner of Modern Service Garage in Buffalo Grove for many years. He was also a member of AMVETS Post 66 and a former Boy Scouts Leader.
He is survived by his wife Leona; his children, James Yates, Rita Yates, and Marla (Daniel) Johnson; her grandchildren, Jason, Brian (Samantha), Zachary, Jenna, Hannah, and Jacob; and a great-granddaughter, Maricella.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Ruth.
According to James' wishes services will be private.
Arrangements entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home. For information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.