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Oct. 31, 2017

Ethel Yusko, 83, of New Paltz, N.Y., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Oct. 31, 2017.

Born on April 20, 1934, in Tunkhannock, she was the daughter of Robert Space and Madeline (Matusavige) Space.

She married Leonard Yusko on July 5, 1958. They were married 57 years. Leonard Yusko passed away on January 16, 2015.

Ethel was a graduate of Mansfield College, and found great pride and satisfaction in her chosen profession as a teacher. Ethel was an avid reader who instilled in her children a lifelong love of learning. She was a skilled cook and an exceptional needleworker.

A devoted mother, she is survived by her daughter Anne and her husband Bill Goodwin, daughter Janet Yusko, daughter Miriam (Mimi) and her husband David Herrell, and daughter Larisa Yusko. She was the proud grandmother of Stephanie, Matthew, Michelle, Devin and Essylt.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son Lenny Yusko on June 1, 1977.

Arrangements by Copeland Funeral Home Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 included a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Saint Joseph's Church, 34 South Chestnut St., New Paltz, N.Y.. on Saturday morning, Nov. 4, and burial following at New Paltz Rural Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Hospice Inc., 374 Violet Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or
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Published in The Wyoming County Examiner on Nov. 8, 2017