Doris J. Bradshaw

January 24, 1927 - January 13, 2010


Doris J. Bradshaw Yanai

Doris J. Yanai, 82, Newcomerstown, formerly of Avon Park, Florida, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 13, 2010, in the New Dawn Retirement Community Center, Dover.

Doris was born in Newcomerstown on January 24, 1927, a daughter of the late James Lewis and Mary Elizabeth Mardis Bradshaw. She attended Newcomerstown schools and was a homemaker for all her adult life. Doris was employed at the former Moore Enameling, West Lafayette, during World War II. She was an avid golfer and participated in golf leagues at River Greens South Golf Course, Avon Park, and the River Greens North Golf Course and Hickory Flats Golf Course, both West Lafayette, and the Sugarcreek Golf Course. Doris also enjoyed bowling in the leagues at Cy Young Lanes, Newcomerstown, shopping, and traveling.

Doris was preceded in death by husband, Andrew P. "A. P." Yanai, Newcomerstown, who died on November 4, 2001, and whom she married June 3, 1946; also deceased are a daughter, Patricia "Pat" Yanai Gadd, Newcomerstown, who died in 1989; three brothers, James "Sonny", John, and Robert Bradshaw, all of Newcomerstown; and sisters, Madeline and Ruth.

She is survived by her daughter and husband, Susan L. and Dennis W. Rieger, Atwood Lake; and sister, Maxine Viola Haas, Arkansas; also surviving are several nieces and nephews in the Bradshaw and Yanai families, including Ginger A. Maurer Wise and Jo-Anne (Basiletti) Clarke, both of Newcomerstown; and sisters-in-law, Anne Abbott, Newcomerstown, and Rosie Tomasina, Dennison.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 1:00 p.m., in the Ourant Funeral Home. Rev. Donald Silverthorne will conduct the services. Visiting hours will also be held on Saturday from Noon until the 1:00 p.m. funeral. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown, at a later date. The family is requesting that memorials be made in Doris's name to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 West Third St., Dover 44622.


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