Monday, May 11, 2009

Albert V. Yakus

I got this notification from Chuck Brennan and Karen Leonardi:

Albert Yakus, 75, of Forty Fort, returned to the Lord Friday afternoon at Hospice Community Care Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Luzerne. He was the son of the late Charles and Martha (Mazietis) Yakus.

He was a graduate of Luzerne High School, Class of 1951. He also attended the University of Maryland. He graduated from the NCO, Luke AFB, in Glendale Arizona with the highest grade ever attained at the Academy. He attained the rank of Sergeant while serving with the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He was employed as a master plumber and worked as a guard at S.C.I. Dallas, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Holy Family Parish in Luzerne and a former member of the American Legion Post # 525, Luzerne. He was also a former Forty Fort Council member. He enjoyed taking his wife and family out for dinner and to plays. “Poppy” loved fishing with his grandchildren and treating them to the circus every year. Preceded him in death were sisters, Irene Yakus, Florence Kamus, Nellie Lukesh, Mary Adamchick, Ann Baltruchitis and Jule Drakas and brothers, Charles, Edward, Frank, Anthony, Joseph, and Raymond Yakus.

Surviving is his wife of 56 years of marriage, the former Dolores Blassic, at home. Daughters, Deborah Dudeck and her husband, Roy, Kingston. Susan Hoover and husband, Kenneth, Dallas. Beverly Cottle and husband, Bruce, Forty Fort. Marta Saneholtz and husband Paul, Forty Fort. Son, Albert R. Yakus and his wife Elaine, Shavertown. 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Sister, Helen Repshas, Kingston. Brother, Leonard Yakus, Omaha, NE. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:15am from the Lehman and Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel Street, Swoyersville with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Holy Family Parish, Bennett Street, Luzerne. Interment will be held in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Lehman Township. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Holy Family Parish, PO Box 125, Luzerne, PA 18709.


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