Myron W. Yencha (1935 - 2018)

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Myron W. Yencha of Wilkes-Barre passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

He was born Sept. 24, 1935, a son of the late John and Mary Stanko Yencha. A 1953 graduate of Coughlin High School, he also graduated from King's College with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Scranton and graduated from the Graduate School of Trusts, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Prior to retiring, Myron was employed by PNC Bank as vice president of the trust department.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Plains American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon Post 558, a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Hafey Council, and a member of the Wilkes-Barre Knights of Columbus Council 302.

He was an adjunct teacher at Luzerne County Community College and served as an usher and eucharistic minister for many years at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Twp.

A director of the Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre, he received the Paul Harris Award and was the past president of Group III Fiduciaries Association Pennsylvania Bankers Association. Myron enjoyed hunting and especially walking the course while playing golf.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John "Jack" Yencha and Thomas Jensen.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Rudda Yencha, with whom he would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on July 8, 2018; sons, Dr. Myron Yencha and his wife, Vanessa, Wisconsin; and Michael Yencha, Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Christine Dunleavy and her husband, Mike, Wilkes-Barre; granddaughters, Marie Yencha, Florida; Caroline Yencha, Wisconsin; and Ashlynn Dunleavy, Wilkes-Barre; brother, Edward Yencha and his wife, Bernice, Wilkes-Barre; sister-in-law, Claire Yencha, Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Hudson Road, Plains Twp.

Interment with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ss. Peter and Paul Bernadine Hall or the Food Pantry.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on May 16, 2018