Robert Yuhas, 55, of Duryea, died Saturday at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. His wife of 26 years is Rita Walsh Yuhas.
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Born in Duryea Jan. 7, 1958, son of Joan Kalafut Yuhas and the late Joseph Yuhas, Robert was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, a graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1975, and a graduate of Penn State University. He worked for the Acme Supermarket for 24 years and was employed by UPS Freight in Moosic for 10 years.
Kindness was the hallmark of Robert's life. His devotion to his wife, family and friends was manifested in a lifetime of kind gestures, words and deeds. Robert enjoyed outdoor activity, he loved the challenge of a good puzzle and the outcome of an activity that required so much patience. He will be missed profoundly by those who knew him and by those once touched by his genuine and authentic spirit.
Also surviving are his sons, Michael and Nick, both of Duryea; brothers, Joseph and wife, Mary Beth, Carlsbad, Calif.; David and wife, Helen, Clarks Summit; and Thomas and Carolyn, Coatsville; a sister, Mary Ellen and husband, Al Dorundo, Boca Raton, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Anna and George Yuhas; and his maternal grandparents, Ann and John Kalafut.
The funeral will be Saturday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Stephenson Street, Duryea, with the Rev. Joseph Elston officiating.
Friends may call for visitation from 10:30 until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, PA 18642. Arrangements are by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfu neralservices.com
Published in Scranton Times from Feb. 4 to Feb. 7, 2013