Miyoko Yurchak, 78, of Plains, entered into Eternal Rest on Monday, April 1, 2013 in the Commonwealth Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.
She was born in Sasebo, Japan, on Aug. 25, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Bunzo and Emme Nakamura. She came to America in 1962. She was employed at Nelson's Furniture Store, Kingston.
Miyoko is survived by her husband of 53 years, Andrew Yurchak Jr. She is also survived by her daughters, Julia Hoskins and husband Todd, and Catherine Brown and husband Michael; and her son, Walter Yurchak, and wife Beth; eight grandchildren; her sister, Christine Williams, and husband Terry.
She enjoyed watching her grandchildren in sporting activities: baseball, softball, soccer, wrestling and dance recitals.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains, with Requiem Services at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, 591 N. Main St.,Wilkes-Barre, with the Very Rev. Joseph Martin, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Cemetery, Pringle.
Family and friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. A Parastas Service will be held at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Commonwealth Hospice, 80 E.Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, 591 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705.
Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, Inc.
136 Maffett Street
Plains, PA 18705
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 2, 2013