Irene A. Yurkon


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.

To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

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