Helen L. Yankosky, 92, of Clark Summit, died Sunday morning in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisigner Community Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the wife of Millard Yankosky, who died in 2002.
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Born in Bernice, daughter of the late John and Rose Ropeck Kososki, she attended Mildred High School in Sullivan County. She worked as a seamstress for Abington Manufacturing, Clarks Summit, for many years. Helen was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Church, Abington Memorial Post 7069 Ladies Auxiliary in Clarks Summit and the Sloan Senior Citizens Group in West Scranton, where she loved to play bingo and meet with her friends.
As a loving mother and grandmother, she loved to bake and share her recipes with her grandchildren. She also loved to listen to polkas.
Surviving are a son, Richard and wife, Rebecca, Frederick, Md.; a daughter, Doreen Reilly and husband, David, Mountaintop; five grandchildren, Julie Yankosky, Baltimore; Matthew Yankosky, Frederick; Mary Amtsberg and husband, Michael, Douglassville; Coleen Wickman and husband, William, Media; and Neil Reilly and wife, Alexis, Clifton, Va.; nine great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Sarah Amtsberg, Anthony Yankosky, Andrew, Jackson, Reese and Norah Wickman and Abigael and Evelyn Reilly; a sister, Alice Fedorchak, Montoursville; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Kososki and Irene Hazlett; and a brother, Joseph Kososki.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebraed Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Those attending are asked to go directly to church. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Scott Twp.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VNA Hospice and Home Health, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, PA 18447.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.lawrenceey oungfuneralhome.com.
Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St. Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 3, 2014