James Yerkes

James Yerkes, 55, of Nicholson, died Wednesday at Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA in Scranton.

Born Sept. 27, 1958, in Flemington, N.J., son of the late Jack Yerkes and the late Mary Shimsky Mohr, James was a 1976 graduate of the Easton Area High School and was employed as a custodian at Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center.

He was an avid fan of the Eagles, Flyers and Phillies.

He was loved not only by his family, but also by his many friends. He will be greatly missed.

Surviving are a brother, Ken Yerkes and wife, Donna, Nicholson; a sister, Carol Griffith and husband, Don, Bethlehem Twp.; five nieces, Tiffany, Kandice, Trisha, Rachel and Vicki; three nephews, Frank, Joey and Randy; and two great-nieces.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathi Russo.

The family will receive friends Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson. Interment of cremains will be held at Forks Cemetery, Stockertown, Pa., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are asked to be given to Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center in Factoryville. For directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.litwinfuneral home.com

Funeral Home

Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home
91 State Street Nicholson, PA 18446
(570) 942-6241

Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 13, 2014