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George Yaiko

March 3, 2016
Westfield Republican

George Yaiko, 70, of 9437 Reagan Rd., Clymer, New York, passed away Monday Feb. 22, 2016, at his home.

He was born September 14, 1945, in Corry, Pa., the son of the late Thomas and Myrtle Duryee Yaiko.

George was a graduate of Sherman Central School Class of 1963. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Vietman from 1967 to 1968. He was employed by General Electric in Erie, Pa. for 20 years. He then retired in 2008 from Cummins Engine Co. He was a member of the Damcott Jones Post #874 2 American Legion in Clymer. He was also a current member of the Town Board of French Creek.

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A believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, he attended First Alliance Church, in Erie, Pa.

George was a die hard Bills fan who liked sports, and tractors. He could always be counted on to help whenever and wherever needed.

George is survived by his wife Beverly Bretz Yaiko, two daughters, Lisa Yaiko, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Paula (Michael) Callahan-Wall, of Erie, PA., two sons, Daniel (Denise) Yaiko, of French Creek, and Kevin (Kristen) Yaiko, of Budapest, Hungary. six grandchildren, Matt Yaiko, Lorissa Callahan, Ariel Wall, Seth. Kate and Lucy Yaiko and by two great grandsons, Matthew and Mason Yaiko, one sister Agnes (Jerry) Wilcox, Greensburg, Pa., two brothers Thomas (Maryalice) Yaiko, of Clarence and Joseph (Krista) Yaiko of Milton, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents George was preceded in death by a sister Phyllis Barber.

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Spitzer Funeral Home 8728 E. Main St., Clymer, with Pastor Scott Shuffield, officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthias Cemetery, French Creek.

Friends were received for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday, and also from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening.

Memorials may be made to the World Changers Fund, C/O First Alliance Church, 2939 Zimmerly Rd., Erie, PA. 16506.



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