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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Major Sir Eric Yarrow, MBE, 3rd Baronet 1920-2018

_. Major Sir Eric Yarrow, 3rd Baronet, died 22 September, 2018. He was 98.

Sir Eric was a member of the Yarrow shipbuilding family, and was Managing Director of Yarrow & Co 1958-67, Chairman 1962-85, and President 1985-87; member of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, &c.

Eric Grant Yarrow was born 23 April, 1920, and succeeded his father, Sir Harold Yarrow, GBE, 2nd Bt, in 1962.

Yarrow, of Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, was President of the Burma Star Association, Scottish Area from 1990, and had served in Burma 1942-5, with the Royal Engineers (Major); awarded the MBE (Military) 1946.

He married firstly, 1951, Rosemary AnneYoung (who died in 1957), married 2ndly, 1959 (div 1975) Annette Elizabeth Francoise Steven; married 3rdly, 1982, Mrs Caroline Rosa Joan Botting (nee Masters).

Sir Eric leaves three sons from his second marriage, twins Norman and Peter, born in 1960, and a son David born in 1966.
He was predeceased by his only son from his first marriage, Richard, born in 1953, who died in 1987.

The baronetcy, created in 1916, passes to his grandson, Ross Yarrow, who was born in 1985.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Columba's Church, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, 8 Oct, 2018.

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