The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituaries

May 26, 2013

Michael J. Yourchak

PIERPONT — Michael Joseph Yourchak, age 90, of Pierpont, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at his home.

He was born June 23, 1922, in Pierpont, Ohio, the son of Nicholas and Helen (Folvarski) Yourchak. On Sept. 21, 1947, he married Georgia Mae Hazeltine in Conneaut, Ohio. Michael attended Conneaut High School before serving in the U.S. Army from October 1942 to January 1946 as a technician in the 69th Medical Regiment during WWII. He also attended Cooks and Baker School at Camp Maxey, Texas. He was a member of General Patton’s 3rd Army serving in Europe.

He was a member of Pierpont Presbyterian Church and North Kingsville American Legion Post 299. Michael served four terms as a Monroe Township Trustee. He was self-employed hauling milk in cans from farms to the  Conneaut Creamery prior to WWII and returned to the Conneaut Creamery in 1947 and continued working when it was sold to Lockie Lee Dairies in 1964. He also delivered milk to the Finnish Milk Cooperative located at the Conneaut Harbor, as well as Icy’s Dairies. Later he worked for the former Molded Fiber Glass Company in Ashtabula and as a self-employed truck driver working for Ohio Contracting in Youngstown, Ohio and Max Silver & Sons in Erie, Pa.

During his retirement, he enjoyed visiting his grandchildren and serving his “senior citizens” friends and had an interest in cars, gardening, the outdoors and family.

Michael is survived by his wife of 65 years, Georgia (Hazeltine) Yourchak; children, Thomas Yourchak of Bellefonte, Pa., Renee (Dan) McBride of Hamilton, Ohio and Randall (Karen) Yourchak of Appling, Ga.; grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas and Jonathan Yourchak, Molly and Margaret McBride, and Emily, Jennifer, Victoria, Jonathan, William and James Yourchak; great-grandchild, Madison Louise Yourchak; brother, John Yourchak of Andover, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael J. Yourchak Jr. in 1953; and sisters, Mary Makuta and his fraternal twin, Anne Thome.

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