Obituary

Elinor G. Yurek

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Jan. 14, 2013

Elinor G. (Kader) Yurek, 87, West Wyoming, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Born March 15, 1925 in Wyoming, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Kader.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Church of St. Monica's Parish, Wyoming, and was a member of the Christian Mothers. She also was a member of the Wyoming/West Wyoming Seniors.

She was a graduate of Wyoming High School. After graduating, she worked during World War II for the silk mill in Wyoming.

Elinor was the beloved wife of 66 years to George C. Yurek Sr. They were united in marriage on April 27, 1946, in a double-ring ceremony along with her sister, the late Aldona Skowronski.

After marriage, she took care of her mother for 10 years and, together with her husband, raised three children.

Elinor was a caring and gentle woman. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed, but her beautiful spirit will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Isabel Hobbs; brother, William Kader; and sister, Aldona Skowronski.

The family extends a special thank-you to Dr. William Boyle and the staff of the eighth floor of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for their care and compassion given to Elinor.

Surviving are her husband, George C. Sr.; sons, Gregory J. Yurek and his wife, Carol, Marco Island, Fla.; George Yurek Jr. and his wife, Nancy, Arlington, Va.; and daughter, Ann Gavlick and her husband, Ron, Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Jeffrey Yurek and his wife, Meredyth; Douglas Yurek, Becky Yurek, Chris Yurek, Tim Gavlick, Kate Gavlick and Andrew Gavlick.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church of St. Monica's Parish, Wyoming. Interment will be held in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Wyoming.

Friends may call Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, 961 Marcon Blvd., Suite 452, Allentown, PA 18109.



Published in Times Leader on Jan. 16, 2013
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