Edward J. Yachera
December 30, 2018
Edward J. Yachera, 72, of Hazleton passed away Sunday morning at the emergency room in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.
He was born in Hazleton, son of the late Walter and Kathleen (Redwinski) Yachera, and resided in the West Hazleton and Hazleton areas for all of his life.
Edward was a graduate of West Hazleton High School, Class of 1965, and, prior to his disability, was employed by Geneva Corp. as a machine operator.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, with the rank of SP4, stationed in Germany, where he served his country proudly.
Edward was a member of Ss Cyril and Methodius Parish at St. Joseph Church, Hazleton.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was a brother, Lawrence Yachera.
Surviving are his beloved wife, the former Sharon Watkins, to whom he had been married for the past 49 years; his beloved children, Donna Jean Yachera, Pittsburgh; Edward Yachera II, Tomhicken; Stephen “Chip” Yachera, Ridgewood, Hazle Twp.; and Blake Thomas Yachera, at home; a grandson, Stephen “Chippy” Yachera; and brothers and sisters, Walter Yachera and his companion. Barbara Massa. Hazleton; Eleanor Ward, Hazleton; Loretta Genasevich and her husband, Albert, West Hazleton; Nancy Augun, Hazleton; Thomas Yachera, Hazleton, Marion Yachera, Hazleton; Patricia Konterovich and her husband, Edmond, West Hazleton; Sandra Sarge and her husband, Joseph, Hazleton; David Yachera and his wife, Pat, West Hazleton; and Pamela Davidick, Hazleton. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
His funeral will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from Hilary J. Bonin Funeral Home, 99 W. Green St., West Hazleton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Hazleton.
Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.