Richard W. Yaeger \nHorseheads, NY\nWent to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 8, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 70. Richard was born on January 28, 1951 in Rochester, NY, the son of the late Paul and Virginia Buckley Yaeger. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Paul Yaeger Jr. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rebecca Hugill Yaeger; children, John Yaeger, Elizabeth Vischansky, Joanna Yaeger; grandchildren, Benjamin and Lillian; brother, Stephen (Sue) Yaeger; sisters, Carol Burke and Mary Jane Yaeger; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather - AKA Bumpa. Richard was an excelled student, graduating from Bishop Kearney High school, of Rochester, NY, Hebron Ministerial Institute, and Corning Community College. He was a lover of adventure, spending one year traveling the world with the Merchant Marines, and the many hiking adventures he took - one of his all time favorites being at the Canadian Rockies with some of his close friends. Richard was a man of many talents, some including his love of photography, wood working, working on cars - including his beloved Volvo, and especially sports. He was an excellent basketball player, and loved to recall his days on the court. He also loved to teach - coaching a soccer team all the way to the championship. Richard met his beautiful wife, Becky, while attending Hebron School of Ministry. He loved studying and teaching the word of God. Richard and Becky spent 37 blessed years of marriage raising their three children, John, Elizabeth and Joanna. He was a dedicated father to his children, and later took on his most prized role as grandfather to his grandchildren, Benjamin and Lillian. Even though Richard faced a long battle of 33 years with Multiple Sclerosis, most of which were confined to a wheelchair, he never let that hinder his spirits. He demonstrated a life full of love and devotion, while never complaining about the trials that he faced on this earth. He had a great sense of humor that he was happy to share with everyone he met. If you were lucky enough he would bestow you with your very own special nickname. He was always thankful for this life. He showed the true definition of strength that can only be found in the Lord. Richard will be missed very much... until we meet again. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 11-1PM with his Memorial Services to follow. The family invites you to join them at Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Rd, Horseheads, NY, immediately following the services for a luncheon in Richards honor.