Richard Edward Joseph Yarasavich

Richard Yarasavich, affectionately known as "Shaker," passed away at his son's home on Friday in Richard's beloved Lake Ariel.

Richard was born in Scranton in 1950 and was the son of the late Edward Walter Yarasavich and Lillian C. Yarasavich, née Novack, both of Scranton.

Richard served in the United States Navy and USN Reserves from 1970 through 1976. After which he bought his home in the Lake Ariel community, which he loved to raise his kids. He then served with the USA National Guard. He worked at Tobyhanna Army Depot, from where he retired because of heart disease.

Surviving are Richard's children, Rachel V. Yarivas, née Yarasavich and her wife, Rachel of Norfolk, Va.; Justine Bakshi, née Yarasavich and her husband, Moneesh of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.; and Richard Edward Yarasavich Jr. of Lake Ariel; Richard's sister and brother, Theresa C. Yarasavich of Scranton; Edward J. Yarasavich, USN (ret) and his wife, Penny of Norfolk, Va.

He was predeceased by his brother, Christopher Yarasavich; and his sister, Carol Ann Bazur, née Yarasavich.

Friends may call Wednesday, April 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church, 105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel. Interment, SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Scranton.

Flowers and contributions are welcome or, should friends desire, memorial contributions to the at

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Funeral Home

James H Wilson Funeral Home Inc
143 Gravity Road Lake Ariel, PA 18436
(570) 698-5811

Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 22, 2014