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Yale Jacob DeLong
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Birth: May 18, 1922
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1952
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA

1952 - A 30-year-old Kutztown father of three children died yesterday morning in a Reading Hospital from the effects of polio as the disease sent five children to hospitals in the Allentown-Bethlehem area during the Labor Day weekend. Three infantile paralysis cases were admitted to Allentown Hospital and two to St. Luke's Hospital during the weekend. Meanwhile, Yale DeLong of 215 Greenwich St., Kutztown, succumbed in his iron lung fight against bulbar polio in St. Joseph's Hospital, Reading. He died at 9 a.m. yesterday, according to hospital authorities. DeLong, an electrician with a Reading firm, was admitted to the hospital last Wednesday afternoon and was immediately placed in an iron lung where he remained until his death. ... DeLong was a veteran of combat service in the Navy during World War II. He was employed at the Carpenter Steel Company in Reading. A member of St. John's ER Church, Kutztown, he was affiliated with the Kutztown Fire Company and the Kutztown Social Club. Born in Kutztown, he was a son of Jacob H. and Florence A. (Wolf) DeLong, who now reside at Fleetwood R. 3. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, the former Bertha Mae Wagaman, two sons, Jeffrey Y. and Jimmy D., and a daughter, Sherry V., two brothers, Dallas P., U.S. Navy, and Alan C., Fleetwood R. 3; three sisters, Mary L., Ruthann E., and Judy L., Fleetwood R.3, and his paternal grandfather, Jacob H. DeLong Sr., Topton.
[The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Tuesday, September 2, 1952, pages 5 & 7]

Death Notice (p. 7):
Age at death = 30 years, 3 months, 13 days
Buried, Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown
Family links: 
  Jacob Henry DeLong (1901 - 1967)
  Florence A. Wolfe DeLong (1904 - 1967)
  Bertha May Wagaman Bond (1924 - 1999)*
  Jeffrey Yale DeLong (1948 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Electrician Mate 1cl, U.S. Navy during WW2
Fairview Cemetery
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: S. West., Lot 572, Grave 1
Maintained by: Roy Delong
Originally Created by: Berks-Dauphin Roots
Record added: Aug 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94976472
Yale Jacob DeLong
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Yale Jacob DeLong
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Yale Jacob DeLong
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