John Edward Yuschovitz, 95, a resident of Gino Merli Veterans Center, formerly of South Street, Avoca, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Regional Hospital, Scranton.
Born in Avoca on July 10, 1925, he was a son of the late John and Christina (Keuser) Yuschovitz. He was a graduate of Avoca High School. He was a World War II Veteran having served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and was a Purple Heart recipient.
John was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca, and was a former member of SS. Peter & Paul Church. He enjoyed pierogi making at the church with his wife, Veronica and daughter, Rosann. He was a member of Avoca American Legion Post 607, and the Avoca VFW. He was also a member of the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans and Teamsters Local 401. He was an avid NY Giants Fan.
Before retiring, John worked as a driver for Silverline Trucking. Prior to that, he was employed by Lunox Chemical, Avoca.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Veronica (Jadus) Yuschovitz who passed away February 21, 2011; his daughter, Rosann (Yuschovitz) George; sisters, Anila Meinberg and Violet Loughlin; infant brother, Adam.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, John Yuschovitz and his wife, Debby, Avoca; Veronica Seber and her husband Mark, Scranton; Diane Centrella and her husband, Robert, Avoca; David Yuschovitz and his wife Madlyn, Scranton; Debbie Brady and her husband, Mark, Pittston; grandchildren; Jason, Jessica, Jamie, Lenny, Chris, Tina, Beth, Brianne, Josh, Mark, Sean, Laura, Maddie and Markie; great-grandchildren Maggie, Jake, Hannah, Jemma, Jessa, Ben and Reese; son in law, Joseph, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Queen of the Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with the Reverend Phillip J. Sladicka officiating. Interment will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Moosic. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gino Merli Veterans Center Activities Department, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 728 Main Street, Avoca. Condolences may be sent at Kniffenfuneralhome.com.
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