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Jeanette C. Yaskus

October 7, 2020


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Jeanette C. Yaskus

October 7, 2020


Jeanette C. Yaskus, 94, of Forty Fort, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Jeanette was born in Hanover Township, a daughter of the late Joseph and Frances Baranowski Churnetski.  She was a graduate of Sugar Notch High School and earned a Certificate from the Wilkes-Barre Business College.


She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Wilkes-Barre.  Prior to its closure, she had been a member of Holy Trinity Church in Wilkes-Barre.


Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Joseph L. Yaskus in 2019 and by her son, David J. Yaskus and infant son, Mark.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Joseph A. Churnetski and her sister, Dorothy Churnetski Maio.


She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Harrison, Salt Lake City, Utah; son-in-law, Robert Harrison, Salt Lake City, Utah; nieces, Joanne and Jeannette Karaska and Mary Anne Revit, all of Wilkes-Barre, and Rose Churnetski Oliveri of Saugerties, NY. She was especially blessed by the kindness of cousins, Rosemary Baranowski Chimock, Swoyersville and Lawrence (Katherine) Churnetski, Kingston.


Jeanette was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife and mother.  Her family was always the most important thing for Jeanette; she lived a beautiful life of caring and sharing her love, and she will remain in the hearts of so many.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 16th at 10 am in Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.  Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek Township.


Friends may call on Friday from 9 – 10 am at the church.


Those attending the visitation and Funeral Mass are required to wear mask and abide by CDC and State social distancing requirements.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Cemetery Fund, 40 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702.


Condolences may be sent by visiting Jeanette’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.