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Friday March 10th, 2017
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Saturday March 11th, 2017
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Donald Yackulich

Yackulich – Donald, “Butch”, 78, of Parkhill, went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. Born on May 18, 1938 in Parkhill, son of Michael and Anna (Berzonsky) Yackulich. Preceded in death by his parents; siblings; George, John, Charlie, Michael, Paul, Anna Kopyt and Mary Partsch, and father and mother-in-law, Pete and Zelma Novitsky. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Donna M. (Novitsky) Yackulich; children, Brian D., and Jennifer M., wife of Frank Bailey, all of Parkhill; grandchildren, Bryton R. Yackulich, Karalyn M., Kalina M. Bailey, and his grand puppy, Sadie; siblings, Helen (Mickey) Margetan, Dorothy Rosenbaum, Betsy (Sonny) Cekada, and Irene (Red) Freidhoff; brothers-in-law, Robert T. (Linda) Novitsky, Latrobe, PA, and Thomas M. (Rose) Novitsky, Mundys Corner, and numerous nieces and nephews. Butch retired from Bethlehem Steel after 35 years of service as a Scarfer in Steel Prep. He was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church. Butch enjoyed tinkering in his garage and riding around on his scooter, visiting with his family and Parkhill buddies. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, entertaining and keeping them busy. Butch will be remembered for his quick wit and as a wonderful Husband, Dad, and Pappy. Friends received 3-7 p.m. on Friday at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where Parastas will be held Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Brief prayers at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral chapel followed by Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Power St. Msgr. Raymond Balta, officiating. Private committal will be at Holy Trinity Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.


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A candle was lit in memory of Donald Yackulich

Shannon Mandichak & family Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss of Butch. keeping your family in my prayers

Shannon Mandichak Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM

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A GARDEN PATH was ordered on March 10, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Yackulich

Mary Catherine and Sandi Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on March 10, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Donna, Jen, Brian and families; was so shocked and saddened at the unexpected news of Don's passing. Sorry we could not come to offer our sympathy in person, but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all, Pat

Pat, Blaine & Melissa Balicki Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM

Aunt Donna,Jen,Bryan and family
My deepest sympathy to you all. It's never easy saying goodbye. Take comfort in knowing he's still with you and watching over you. What a wonderful tribute to him tonight. Uncle Donny touched so many lives and was loved by everyone. That was evident by the number of people saying their final goodbye.
May you find peace knowing he is with our Lord and Savior

Joyce(Margetan)Zuravnsky Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Yackulich

Pook and Linda Buterbaugh and Family Mar 9 2017 12:00 AM

Butch you will be so missed, loved seeing you coming up on your scooter to visit. You will be truly missed. Donna, Brian, Jennifer and Families may God hold your hands and comfort you in your time of need. Love you all

Pook and Linda Buterbaugh and Family Mar 9 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers

Bev Mar 9 2017 12:00 AM

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