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John (Jack) Yovich, 90, passed away on June 3, 2013 in Ashland, Oregon.

Jack was born in Farrell, Pennsylvania to immigrant parents and was proud of his Serbian heritage. He volunteered for the armed services following D-Day and served in the Army Air Force in Italy and North Africa. Following the war he began a career in education with the aid of the GI bill. Jack served as a teacher, counselor, administrator, and principal in the Akron, Ohio Public Schools working with his close friends, Carl Dimengo and Dan Hayes. Jack was an avid reader and enjoyed the natural beauty and cultural events found in Ashland.

He is survived by his wife, Norma. He leaves his children, John (Becky), and Diane; along with three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service and interment were held in San Bernardino, California. Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church of Ashland, Oregon.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on June 30, 2013
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