Burton Yavener



Burton “Buddy” Yavener, of Brookeville, died on May 24. He was 94.

Buddy was born in 1925 in Jersey City, N.J., to the late Max and Ann (Rappoport) Yavener. He served in the Army during World War II as a tank commander in the European Theater, and then graduated from Upsala College, where he received a Golden Glove Award for his prowess in the infield. Buddy studied law at George Washington University and practiced in Maryland and the District for 40 years, in addition to serving as CEO of several insurance companies.

Buddy met the love of his life, Charlotte (Levin) Yavener, on a blind date. They married in 1951. In 1969, they moved to a farm in Rohrersville, Md., and lived there for 20 years.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Charlotte. He is survived by his children, Lynne (Howard) Gartenhaus, Barry Yavener and Lloyd (Jennifer) Yavener; sister, Elaine Schlossberg; grandchildren, Devon, Jordan, Miriam, Rachel, Max, Alyssa and Jeremy; and great-grandchildren, Clark, Dominic and Brinley.


Donations can be made to the Fisher House Foundation. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

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