Irene A. Yurkon

June 27th, 2015 1:35 am

First Posted: 1/27/2013

Irene A. Yurkon, 94, formerly of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre.

Born on Aug. 9, 1918, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna Tomaskovich Gregus.

She was a former member of St. John the Baptist Church, Exeter, where she was a faithful volunteer at their many bazaars and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.

Prior to her retirement, she worked as a seamstress in the garment industry.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Yurkon, in January 1991; grandson Anthony William Yurkon, sisters, Mary Mayewski, Emily Lindquist; brother John Gregus and stepbrothers, John and Frank Balara.

Surviving are her sons, Anthony and his wife, Bonnie, Mountain Top; William and his wife, Elaine, Exeter; grandchildren Brian and his wife, Kelly Yurkon, Jamison, Pa., and Philip Yurkon, Columbia, Mo.; great-grandson, Matthew Yurkon, along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Barbara Parish at St. Cecilia's Church, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter.

Interment was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Cedar Street, Exeter.

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