David M. Yaw, age 66, of 6253 State Route 89, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Baptist General Hospital In Miami, Florida, while on vacation.

The family will receive friends at Covert Funeral Home in Ovid from Noon to 2:00pm on Saturday, February 17, 2018.  A Memorial Service will then be held at 2:00pm at the funeral home. For those wishing to remember David, kindly consider a donation to: Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 East River Road Waterloo, NY 13165, in his memory.

David was born on April 27, 1951 in Seneca Falls, a son of the late George and Margaret Yaw. He was married to his wife and business partner, Linda on February 27, 1971. As an engineer he worked at Corning Inc for Atlantic Design. He started his own mechanical engineering business (DM Yaw Consulting Inc.) in 1990, and the company has since been renamed Yaw Automation, Inc. The company still operates in Corning, NY, under the direction of his son, Gary, with David acting as a consultant.  David was an avid outdoorsman: hunting, fishing and boating from the shore of his beloved Cayuga Lake home.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda; a daughter, Melissa (Adam) Stenberg of Waterloo; a son, Gary (Nicole Bristol) Yaw of Horseheads; his grandchildren, Nicholas and Nathan Stenberg, Meghan, Ryan, Ethan and Madison Yaw; a brother, Gary (Doris) Yaw of Waterloo and a sister, Betty (Ron) Green of Geneva.  David was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Craig.