Rev. Harold D. Yarrington

rev. harold yarrington
In Middletown, CT, May 21, 2003, Rev. Harold DeWitte Yarrington of 912 Ridgewood Rd., husband of Barbara Maturo Yarrington and the late Betty Sparn Yarrington. Born in Wilmington, DE, March 27, 1918, a son of the late Clifford and Mae Potts Yarrington. A graduate of Shelton College, he received a Masters Degree from New York University in Educational Psychology in 1953. He was ordained in 1937 and was the founder and pastor for 20 years of Mennonite Missions in Newark and Trenton, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Binghamton and Brooklyn, NY and served Mennonite Church in Jersey City and Staten Island before coming to the Evangelical Covenant Church in New Haven in 1970. Rev. Yarrington served as Chaplain at the Community Correctional Center on New Haven and was the Director of Chaplaincy service at the Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown.He was active in many Counseling and Chaplaincy organizations helping people in crisis in family and personal situations. Rev. Yarrington is the father of Betty Lorraine Svirsko of Annville, PA and Harold D. Yarrington of East Hampton, CT, brother of Evelyn Morgan and Winifred Dalton both of Wilmington, DE, grandfather of Joseph Yarrington, Alesha and Michael Svirsko, stepfather of Colleen Maturo of New Haven. Step-grandfather of Anthony Murano and Andrew Maturo. Predeceased by a brother Rodman Yarrington. Funeral service at the Evangelical Covenant Church,Wednesday, May 28 at 11 A.M. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Tuesday from 5 - 8 P.M. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Evangelical Covenant Church, 590 Orange St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Dear Betty, Harold and Joe, I was so sorry to hear of Reverend Yarrington\’s passing. He had a wonderful life and gave so much to others. With deepest sympathy, Linda DiMarco-Ryder

  2. I was saddened to learn the news of my former father-in-law\’s passing. He was always such a kind, caring and generous person. He touched many lives during his 85 years and will be remembered fondly by many. My thoughts are with Betty and Harold, my son Joe and his cousins, and with other members of the Yarrington family.

  3. My sympathies are with Harold Yarrington\’s family at this time of loss. Harold meant so much to our family and especially my father, Clarence. We first met in 1962 when my dad began chaplaincy training with Harold and the relationship continued through the years to when he gave a eulogy at my dad\’s funeral last year. Thank you for all the memories.

  4. Rev. Yarrington guided me through some troubled times. His words of wisdom are with me every day. I have Yarrington\’s in my family tree and we always wondered if we were related in some way! He gave so much to many and will be remembered for that!

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