Karl Steelman Yealy

Karl Steelman Yealy, 56, of Kitty Hawk, N.C., died unexpectedly March 18, 2013, at his residence. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 19, 1956, to Holmes and Enid Yealy. He was brought up in Williamsport, Pa., and moved to North Carolina where he worked as a chef. He enjoyed spending his time traveling, reading, woodworking, listening to music and fishing the great waters of the Outer Banks.

Including his mother, he is survived by his loving companion of 26 years, Bobbie J. Deitch; his sister, Gretchen Yealy; and his niece, Karen Hopkinson.

A memorial gathering will be held on the beach, Monday, March 25, with Steven Wescott officiating.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, N.C., is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.