Albert Yevchak, 97, of Commodore, PA., passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA.
He was the son of John and Mary (Novotney) Yevchak, born on March 21, 1923 in Starford, PA.
Albert was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Clymer. He served in the United States Army during WWII in the 7th Armored Division, 38th Armored Infantry Battalion Co. A. Albert was awarded two Purple Hearts from wounds recieved during the Battle of the Bulge. He was employed by McCreary Tire Company and was the owner and properitor of the Starford Inn.
He was an avid trapper and hunter, espicially rabbit hunting in his younger days. Albert enjoyed fixing things, gardening, and riding his four wheeler. His greatest love was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, for whom he "cared and awful lot".
He is survived by his three children, Joseph A. and wife Cleo of Commodore, Robert G. and wife Mary Jane of Indiana, Kathleen Yevchak of Commodore, four grandchildren, Melinda Knapp and husband Joseph, Lecinda Yevchak and husband Matt Burnheimer, Laura Yevchak, Andrea Yevchak-Sillner and husband Dave; and three great-grandchildren, Eva Knapp, Luke and Ben Sillner.
Albert is also survived by his faithful dog Copper.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 66 years, Margaret (Gaydos) Yevchak, one granddaughter, Elizabeth Yevchak, six brothers and sisters, John Kertis, Mary Rusko, Anna Kerniskey, Joseph Yevchak, Julia Kraynak, George Yevchak.
Visitation will be private for the family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Resurrection, Clymer with Fr. James Morley as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Starford. The Mccabe~Roof Funeral Home, 565 Franklin St. Clymer is assisting the Yevchak family.
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