Mr. Yates was born Sept. 20, 1920, in Donora, Pa.
In March, he and his wife moved from Concord to Tracy to live with relatives.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Croxton Faubel Yates; two daughters, Nancy Martin of Los Altos and Beverly Mills of Tustin; and a stepson, George Faubel of Burlingame; and six grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Allan and Ada Yates; his son, Richard Yates; and his first wife, Mary Yates.
A celebration of his life will begin at 1 p.m. at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., and will include full military honors. A guest book is online at www.frymemorialchapel.com for messages to the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Yates’ name may be sent to the Navy League, Contra Costa Council, 165 Random Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523; or to Asera Care Hospice, 2529 W. March Lane, Ste. 101, Stockton, CA 95207.