Patricia Yunkunis

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Patricia Yunkunis, 78, of West Pittston, passed away Saturday in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by her family.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on April 6, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Teresa Danallas Sypniewski.

She was a graduate of West Pittston High School, class of 1953. She had been employed by Potlatch working in the Human Resources Department. After retirement, she worked for Cornell Storefront Systems in Collections.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, West Pittston.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother; great-grandmother; and aunt and will be dearly missed. She enjoyed spending time with her family and attending her children's and grandchildren's sporting events. She was an avid reader.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Walter, John and Joseph Sypniewski; and sisters, Madeline Casey and Rosemary Adrian.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Raymond Yunkunis; son, Raymond Yunkunis, Jr. and his wife Kimberly, Mason, Ohio; daughters, Barbara Silveri and her husband, Bruce, West Wyoming; Kathy Bellino and her husband, Joe, West Pittston; and Patricia Carter and her husband, Gary, Wyoming; grandchildren, Jackie Silveri; Matthew Silveri; Anthony Bellino; Aaron Carter, Ryan Carter and Alyssa Yunkunis; great-granddaughters, Elizabeth Silveri and Alexa Belcher; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Cedar Street, Exeter. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the West Pittston Library. Online condolences may be made at
Published in Times Leader on July 21, 2013
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