Robert Yuhas

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Feb. 2, 2013

Robert Yuhas, 55, of Duryea, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

He was born in Duryea Jan. 7, 1958 and was a son of Joan (Kalafut) Yuhas and the late Joseph Yuhas.

Robert was a member of Nativity Of our Lord Parish, Duryea, a graduate of Pittston Area High School, Class of 1975, and a graduate of Penn State University. He worked for the Acme Super Markets for 24 years and was employed by UPS Freight in Moosic for 10 years.

Kindness was the hallmark of Robert's life. His devotion to his wife, family and friends was manifested in a lifetime of kind gestures, words and deeds. Robert enjoyed outdoor activity he loved the challenge of a good puzzle and the outcome of an activity that required so much patience. He will be missed profoundly by those who knew him and by those once touched by his genuine and authentic spirit.

In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Anna and George Yuhas, and his maternal grandparents, Ann and John Kalafut.

In addition to his mother, Robert is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Rita (Walsh) Yuhas; his sons, Michael and Nick, both of Duryea; brothers, Joseph and his wife Mary Beth, Carlsbad Calif.; David and his wife, Helen, Clarks Summit; Thomas and Carolyn, Coatsville, Pa.; his sister, Mary Ellen, and her husband, Al Dorundo, Boca Raton, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday Feb. 9 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Stephenson St., Duryea, with the Rev. Joseph Elston officiating. Friends may call for visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nativity Of Our Lord Parish, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, PA 18642.

Arrangements are by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

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Published in Times Leader on Feb. 7, 2013
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