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Mary B Yedinak

May 20, 1930 - August 13, 2020

Service Date: August 19, 2020

Place of Service St. Thomas More

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00am in St. Thomas More Church, 105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel. Pastor Stephen Stavoy will officiate. Anyone attending the mass is asked to go directly to the church.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00-7:00pm at the family home, 407 Cemetery Road, Hamlin. All CDC guidelines, including the mandatory use of facial coverings as well as proper social distancing, will be strictly enforced. Please be prepared to pay your respects in a timely manner and then exit the home. All are welcome to gather on the family’s property to visit.

Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions be made to St. Thomas More Church, P.O. Box 188, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Mary B. Yedinak of Hamlin died Thursday evening at home following an illness. Her husband was the late Joseph T. Yedinak, who died in 2015. The couple had been married for 64 years.

 

Born in Carbondale in 1930, Mary was the daughter of the late Michael and Mae Connor Brown. She was a graduate of the former St. Rose High School, Carbondale. She was a devoted member of the St. Thomas More/St. Mary’s Parish Community where she was a member and past secretary of the Altar and Rosary Society since 1977. Mary had been employed by Bell Telephone, Carbondale Nursing Home, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Carbondale Miner and Carbondale News newspapers, Dr. William Maigur, and, prior to her retirement, as a van driver for the Western Wayne School District. She also served two terms as Auditor for Salem Township.

 

Mary was a loving, generous and courageous woman with a deep Catholic faith and an Irish wit. She enjoyed baking, reading and family gatherings. She enjoyed spending time with and spoiling her special canine companion, Mittens. She will be forever loved and missed by all whose lives she touched.

 

Surviving are her son and devoted caregiver, Gerald “Jerry” Yedinak, of Hamlin; sisters-in-law Marge Kiegler and Doris Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

 

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas J. Yedinak, who died in 1989; brothers James Brown and Joseph Brown; and sisters Louise Thomas and Anne Smith.

 

The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to Mary’s caregivers: Ruth Collins, for her special friendship, exceptional care and compassion during the last several years, and John Lasichak, for his excellent care during the final months of her illness.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00am in St. Thomas More Church, 105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel. Pastor Stephen Stavoy will officiate. Anyone attending the mass is asked to go directly to the church.

 

Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00-7:00pm at the family home, 407 Cemetery Road, Hamlin. All CDC guidelines, including the mandatory use of facial coverings as well as proper social distancing, will be strictly enforced. Please be prepared to pay your respects in a timely manner and then exit the home. All are welcome to gather on the family’s property to visit.

 

Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions be made to St. Thomas More Church, P.O. Box 188, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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