David A. Yaney

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“I hope u rest in peace because when u were here with us ' there was no peace but GOD got him a good guy when he got u Drexel is lost without u Yaney ”
1 of 82 | Posted by: Rose Rash - Drexel, OH - friend

“231! Your memory will always live on at west third auto and tire, you have always looked out for us and always treated us good. The lessons you have...Read More »
2 of 82 | Posted by: Rodney Browning - Drexel, OH

“dave you are greatly missed by everyone that came in contact with you rip i will be praying for your family ”
3 of 82 | Posted by: donna rickmon - englewood, OH

“Know in your heart we all have a special angel looking over us. ”
4 of 82 | Posted by: Pam - TX - Friend

“Sad to hear this awful news. When I worked at Madison Township Dave Yaney was one of the only people who always stuck by me. From one Veteran...Read More »
5 of 82 | Posted by: Eric Thomas - Hogansville, GA

“David's mother and I were friends for many years. David was a wonderful person and family man. Although, I only saw him at coffee stops the last...Read More »
6 of 82 | Posted by: Mikki Greenwood - Trotwood, OH

“You were one of a kind Dave, no one will ever replace you. I remember you from the first time you started at Madison Twp PD, you were different, my...Read More »
7 of 82 | Posted by: Kellie Wagoner - Clayton, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Yaney family. We had all lived in the same neighborhood and were involved in Trotwood sports. Our deepest...Read More »
8 of 82 | Posted by: The Morton family - Trotwood, OH

“While on "runs" with "Trotwood Rescue Unit" I always knew that Dave had our "six" ! I will miss my brother in arms. He was a good man and a good...Read More »
9 of 82 | Posted by: Ken Hoke - Trotwood, OH - friend

“I had met Dave only a couple of times, but knew he was larger than life. Now his work is over. My prayers for the Trotwood PD and his family. ”
10 of 82 | Posted by: Michael A. Crain, Chaplain - OH

“i will miss you remember the first time we met stole from stumps and you took me to dh and many more memories since i was 13 noone will ever replace...Read More »
11 of 82 | Posted by: tara - dayton, OH - friend

“Officer Yaney was my favorite Cop at the city of Trotwood. I first met him when I was 16 yrs old , when I worked at Dunkin Donuts on Salem Ave. ...Read More »
12 of 82 | Posted by: Jerry & Lori Sever - Brookville, OH

“We will miss David and regret that we Did not get to spend more time with him,Our prayers are with Beth and family at this time may peace be with you...Read More »
13 of 82 | Posted by: Martha E Dobrochowski - VT

“Our deepest sympathy. Don & Donna Jones (Heidi & Larrys Neighbors. ”
14 of 82 | Posted by: Don & Donna Jones - DeGraff, OH

“To the Dave Yaney Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this tragic loss. Remember the good times and hold your precious memories close...Read More »
15 of 82 | Posted by: Diana Jones-Horvath - Dayton, OH

“Remembering Dave from our days at T.M. HIGH SCHOOL. He was a fun fellow to know. Offering my condolences to the family and may God give you his...Read More »
16 of 82 | Posted by: David Warnock - UNION , OH

“Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. The quote below ...Read More »
17 of 82 | Posted by: Mick and Pam Hoskins - Dayton, OH

“I will miss Dave. Nobody talked like Dave, had his demeaner or sense of humor. And could he ever tell a story. He truly was unigue and there will...Read More »
18 of 82 | Posted by: Stan Vance - Vandalia, OH

“To the Yaney family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dave. I grew one street over from Dave as a child. Dave was always a big brother...Read More »
19 of 82 | Posted by: Mark Patton - Vandalia, OH

“I did not know Officer or family. I only saw it on the news. My heart just breaks for you all. You are all in my prayers. He had to have been a very...Read More »
20 of 82 | Posted by: Edna Smith - Dayton, OH

“Though I never had the privilege of meeting Dave my husband, a retired police officer with West Carrollton, New Lebanon and Jackson Township did as...Read More »
21 of 82 | Posted by: Paula & Jerry Bell - Miamisburg, OH

“May you REST in Peace, David Yaney!!! God Bless You! ”
22 of 82 | Posted by: Sandra Stanton - Trotwood, OH

“Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for the Yaney Family. My prayers are with you all. ”
23 of 82 | Posted by: Michelle Trent Boehme - Trotwood, OH

“My Deepest Condolences To The Friend's And Family of such a wonderful man. I personally don't have many run in's with the law, but when i needed an...Read More »
24 of 82 | Posted by: Rayan Hatton-Kincer - Drexel, OH

“I used to live in Jefferson township \ Drexel and worked there for years he was a good man ”
25 of 82 | Posted by: Deb chafin - franklin, PA

“Beth our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of those near and dear to Dave even after all these years we are grieving and feeling such a loss...Read More »
26 of 82 | Posted by: Randy and Jamie Stratton - OH

“Dave you were a true Cowboy to us. A great person and human being. You will be missed. You are in Heaven now.. RIP ”
27 of 82 | Posted by: Frank, Connie and the girls. - KY

“I have alot of good memories us of all the Yaney's Polard's,Weghorns,etc. playi ng all year around in the creek on the end of our streets. We were...Read More »
28 of 82 | Posted by: Bonnie McGraw - Trotwood, OH

“sorry to hear this. He will be sadly missed at the campground. ”
29 of 82 | Posted by: Jack and Dee Jordan - alger, OH

“RIP Yaney & thank you for always being a good role model. ”
30 of 82 | Posted by: BJ & Stacie Johnston - Englewood, OH

“My husband and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. I work in Trotwood in Public Works and was honored to know Dave, even...Read More »
31 of 82 | Posted by: Lori Osborne - Dayton, OH

“Dave Yaney was a outstanding police officer that the drexel area needed. he kept thing in control and people respected him. we have lost a wonderful...Read More »
32 of 82 | Posted by: anita berry major - OH

“Please accept our sympathies for your loss of a great cop, and even better man. He will be truly missed. ”
33 of 82 | Posted by: Trotwood Barbershop Ron,Jim &Carol - OH

“Have known Dave for a lot of years and thought the world of him. God bless and comfort the family. Our daughters (Sarah and Mindy) played soft ball...Read More »
34 of 82 | Posted by: Charlotte Stanley and family - OH

“I will miss Dave in the fields when I go hunting. Our memories will live on forever. I thank him for all the care he has given to our Family and most...Read More »
35 of 82 | Posted by: Kenneth Harlow - Drexel, OH

“Dave and his family lived next door to my Mother. She was elderly and lived along. Dave always watched out for her and would help in any way he...Read More »
36 of 82 | Posted by: Susan Wade - Beavercreek, OH

“David was alway willing to help you, give you a smile ok just help out any way he could. ”
37 of 82 | Posted by: Ray Slone - Clayton, OH - friend

“He was a wonderful man, Everybody I know liked him. Nobody can say anything bad about him. He will truly be missed! ”
38 of 82 | Posted by: Vicky Thacker - Drexel, OH

“Dear Family, I can not tell you how sorry I am for your loss, words fail me as I try. Yaney was a wonderful man and an outstanding officer....Read More »
39 of 82 | Posted by: Tamara - Trotwood, OH - Friend

“John 13:34 "love one another", with great respect...Roy & Family ”
40 of 82 | Posted by: Chief Roy McGill Jr., Germantown PD

“My thoughts & prayers go to Haney family and Trotwood Police Department. I lost touch with David & Beth they both help out so much, when i was in my...Read More »
41 of 82 | Posted by: Maria Macias - Dayton, GA

“Officer Yaney was a outstanding police officer. He had a tough exterior but had a heart of gold. Trotwood would never be the same without him. He...Read More »
42 of 82 | Posted by: maurice and jacova Rodgers and family - OH

“He will always be remembered as a loving man who made his family number one. As a police officer, his community became part of "his" family. He was...Read More »
43 of 82 | Posted by: Lilly Caudill - Kettering, OH

“So Sorry for your lost he was a good man i remember all the good times we had at the camp grounds thought prayers are with you Pat @ vic Ramey and...Read More »
44 of 82 | Posted by: Kim kinder - OH

“Dave was truly one of a kind. He was warm, he was funny, and he was as ornery as they came. Most of all, Dave was family. I was always so tickled...Read More »
45 of 82 | Posted by: Sheri Dulaney - Police family

“There was only one Dave Yaney what a great loss. ”
46 of 82 | Posted by: J.R Banks - New Madison, OH

“I am praying for God's strength for each family member, friend, and co-worker that is grieving the loss of Dave, this special man who touched so many...Read More »
47 of 82 | Posted by: Teena Sells - Englewood

“im so sorry for your loss he was a kind man he will be missed dearly ”
48 of 82 | Posted by: angie - englewood, OH - friend

“So sorry to hear of your loss..My prayers go out to each and of his Family and friends..May God keep you strong though these hard times...He will be...Read More »
49 of 82 | Posted by: Gladie - Huber Heights, OH

“Dave was a classmate and friend. We grew up in the same neighborhood and shared many walks home from school. There are many Dave stories and memories...Read More »
50 of 82 | Posted by: Vanessa Cottongim Nepper - OH

“Dave you have touched so many lives and was truly loved. Growing up, you always opened your home to me and always made me felt welcomed. You made me...Read More »
51 of 82 | Posted by: Mindy Cress - clayton, OH

“I met Mr. Yaney after my brother, Brent Rasor, was shot on duty. He was so tough on the exterior, but then he said such kind words about my brother....Read More »
52 of 82 | Posted by: Lorinda Babb - Morrow, OH

“we are so sorry for your loss will never forget what a great guy he was everyone loved him at camp he will be missed very much RIP Dave ”
53 of 82 | Posted by: jim and helen frost - degraff, OH

“My condolences to the Yaney family, friends and co workers. I remember when Dave started in Trotwood / Madison.. and some of the funny things that...Read More »
54 of 82 | Posted by: Karol Singleton - Union Ohio, FL

“I had the pleasure of working with Dave for 8 years while I was at Trotwood Fire & Rescue. I can say he left us all in stitches and left memories...Read More »
55 of 82 | Posted by: Michael Seagraves - Englewood, OH

“To the Yaney famiy, I am so sorry for the tragic loss of Dave. I knew Dave for many years as a neighbor growing up to being a co-worker with him at...Read More »
56 of 82 | Posted by: Kathleen Miller- Kinsey - OH

“Words alone cannot express how saddened we are for your loss. May God give you peace and strength to get you through this difficult time. Thinking...Read More »
57 of 82 | Posted by: Troy & Nadia Dexter - Trotwood, OH

“Thank you for your service to the United States and to the people of Trotwood. God bless you and your family and bring comfort to all who knew you...Read More »
58 of 82 | Posted by: Jim Stephenson - Dayton, OH

“You will be truly miss, may you RIP, an the memories fill the hearts of your loved ones. Thoughts an prayers for the family. ”
59 of 82 | Posted by: Patsy Bouchard - Cooks, MI

“I first worked with Dave Yaney as a Animal Control Officer while on a call in "Drexel" back in the 90's. Now as the K9 Sergeant at the Dayton Airport...Read More »
60 of 82 | Posted by: Ted Priest - Dayton, OH

“God knows your work here on Earth was done.....well done! Rest with our Lord Brother, we will miss you and your humor. ”
61 of 82 | Posted by: Lt. Sandra Buck MCSO Ret. - OH

“Dave you will be sadly missed by all that loved, cared and adored you... i know that myself i have nothing but fond memories of you, from your on...Read More »
62 of 82 | Posted by: Kim Fultz - trotwood, OH - Friend

“Will never forget you David. You always knew how to make me laugh on third shift at UDF in Clayton all those years ago. You will be missed... ”
63 of 82 | Posted by: Richard Daily - Dayton, OH

“David, you will be forever missed at crossroads restaurant in DeGraff. Your stories and wonderful smile will live on. ”
64 of 82 | Posted by: Jennand Dan Bowman - DeGraff, OH

“I am so sorry for the lost David was a great man I new him when i Was a lil kid he worked with my step dad Les was a great cop and will...Read More »
65 of 82 | Posted by: Eric - Trotwood

“I first meet Dave while working the Jefferson Township area in 2002. He was the best example of what a cop should be. He treated everyone fairly...Read More »
66 of 82 | Posted by: Chief George Piersall - DeGraff, OH

“MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO UR FAMILY.U WERE A GREAT MAN.WE LOVE AND MISS YOU.MAY B GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN ”
67 of 82 | Posted by: MISSY RAINES - trotwood, OH

“Beth and the Trotwood Police Department: I was so saddened to hear of Dave's passing. Shocked....is a better word. I know that we lost a great...Read More »
68 of 82 | Posted by: Janet L. McGreevy - Trotwood, OH

“I know I only met you a couple of times, but I could tell your a very kind, loving family man who always wanted to make people laugh. Your family is...Read More »
69 of 82 | Posted by: Elizabeth Bailey - Dayton, OH

“We were shocked by the news to say the least. Our hearts and prayers go out to Beth and all family. Dave was a stand up no nonsense guy in my eyes...Read More »
70 of 82 | Posted by: Steve and TheresaElliott - OH

“What a tragic loss. My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & the Trotwood community. ”
71 of 82 | Posted by: Cindy Spitzer (Yaney) - Dayton, OH

“missed already! prayers for family and friends ”
72 of 82 | Posted by: Teresa Long

“My condolences to you for the loss of Officer Yaney. My husband is an officer as well in a local city. God bless your family during this difficult...Read More »
73 of 82 | Posted by: Tonya Henry - farmersville, OH

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Yaney family and friends at this sad time. ”
74 of 82 | Posted by: Joy Peace-Lopez - Indianapolis, IN

“Words can't express the sorrow felt at the loss of your husband, dad and friend. Dave was an inspiration to all who knew him. Truely a man of...Read More »
75 of 82 | Posted by: Cheri Brown - Trotwood, OH

“The Trotwood Community has lost a fine upstanding officer and he will be missed. He was a good man. Sending prayers for his family, friends and...Read More »
76 of 82 | Posted by: Carla Peterson - Trotwood, OH

“Our hearts and prayer go out to his wife and family. We all will miss this great man and officer. We pray god give you the stength and comfart to get...Read More »
77 of 82 | Posted by: Earl and Ava Riley and Family - OH

“I'm so sry that had to happened to a great man and a really good officer' and beth prayers go out to u and the kids if u need me please text me he...Read More »
78 of 82 | Posted by: treva and colin ward - englewood, OH

“So sorry for your loss The Hendricks Families ”
79 of 82 | Posted by: Rhonda Hendricks - OH

“Beth, We were so sorry to hear about Dave. It seems we lost touch after Ash was born and were never able to reconnect. I have so many fond...Read More »
80 of 82 | Posted by: Cheryl Rickman - Berea, OH

“David was my friend and one of the truest & proudest Americans I have ever known. We called each other "Neighbor"! I have fond memories of our high...Read More »
81 of 82 | Posted by: Junior Roy Cruea - Brookville, OH

“Sorry for your incredible loss. Jon, you and your family are in our thoughts up here in Michigan. xo. ”
82 of 82 | Posted by: Erika Rice


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YANEY, David A.

Age 59, of Trotwood, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. He was born September 16, 1953 in Dayton to his parents, Kenneth R. and Mary E. (Campbell) Yaney.

Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Russell. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Beth Yaney; 2 daughters, Kathy (James) Hanson, and Sarah (Jared) Donohoo; 1 son, Jon Wayne Yaney; 2 brothers, Tony (Stacy), and Steve (Monty) Yaney; 2 grandchildren, Andrew David & Abigail Hanson, and one grandchild on the way; also many more family members, friends, and of course his dog, Purty.

Dave loved to fish, hunt, camp, and do anything outdoors. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and as a Trotwood Police Officer for 33 years.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at Phillips Temple Church, 3620 Shiloh Springs Rd., Trotwood, OH 45426, with Pastor John Barnett and Rick Wright officiating. Police and Military Honors will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Trotwood following the funeral service on Monday.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday also at Phillips Temple Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Dayton Autism Society in Memory of David (click on link to the left). Condolences may be expressed online at: www.RogersFuneralHomes.com