By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home
Edward G. Yonika, age 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away suddenly Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was born August 16, 1942 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Edward M. and Mary E. (Chismar) Yonika. Ed was a longtime active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, where he served as a council member and usher. He was an Air Force veteran that worked for Westinghouse and then retired from Astro Automation in Irwin. He was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels, loved gardening and his grandchildren, and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. He made everyone smile with his sense of humor. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife Vera Yonika and his brother John Yonika. He is survived by his wife of over 35 years Sandra Lynn (Hice) Yonika; children Maria Nicholson of McKeesport, Geoffrey (Laurie) Yonika of Eighty Four, Kristi (Joseph) Maywood of North Irwin and Karl (Paring) Basa of Oviedo, FL; grandchildren Samantha, Thomas, Joshua, Hannah, Nathan, Kristian, and Alyssa; brothers Michael (Linda) Yonika of South Hadley, MA, and Joseph Yonika of North Braddock; sisters Bernadette Bateman of Armburst and Lucille (Greg) DiNardo of Forest Hills; also nieces and nephews.
Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, with his pastor Rev. Dr. Clifton J. Suehr officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Township. Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Main Street, Irwin, the American Heart Association at www.heart.org, or Norwin Area Meals on Wheels, 12727 Lincoln Way, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Originally published May 10, 2017.
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