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David C. Yanacheak

Sep 8, 1943 - Feb 25, 2017 (Age 73)

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David and Mary were quite the team. they were the most interesting people I have ever known. I miss them both dearly.

My Dear Dave, it has taken me a long time to finally write here, you were such a wonderful man, and I miss you so very much. We fell in love with you, and you became a part of our family. I miss everything about you, from your caring sweet heart to your silly dirty self. I really wish you would of written those books before you left us. I miss all the stories you told. May you be rejoicing with Mary, and know how very much you were loved here, and how much you are missed. My condolences to...

Thoughts and prayers for your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Dave was a brother in IBEW, we worked together in Detroit, MI. He was a stand-up guy and he will be missed.

My memories of David are from Crown Point Camp Ground. Him and Mary would be together hiking in the valley or sitting by the fire enjoying life. He was kind at heart and such a great companion to my dear friend Mary. Thank you for being my friend.

RIP my dear friend Diamond Dave. It was a pleasure to know you and work with you. You are a one of a kind and will be missed

May you peacefully be at rest David. You will be missed by many. Thank you for your service as a Vietnam Veteran. God speed for your family and many friends.

A Respected former Neighbor and CoWorker
Diamond Dave was Legendary in his Field

God Bless. A brother in life and the next life. Enjoyed every moment working with him. Diamond Dave, you will surely be missed.

Thinking of all of your family . Dave was an amazing man and we are glad to have had the pleasure to have him in our lives. He will be missed, his smile ,charm and wit especially!! Sending prayers to all. Sincerely Dave & Angel LaBerge


David's Obituaries

David C. Yanacheak, 73, of Brownington, VT, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, February 25th, 2017.


He was born on September 8th, 1943 in Erie, PA. He was the son of the late Cleo and Genevieve (née Scheloske) Yanacheak. He was the first of five children who grew up on a farm in Climbing Hill, IA.


He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, and accumulated lifelong memories while stationed in Thailand. In March of 1992 he married Mary Patricia Kennedy, who preceded him in death on November 9th, 2015.


David was a member of the American Legion in Orleans, the Moose Club, the VFW in Newport, and the Newport Elks Lodge #2155.


David’s lifelong vocation was as a construction power lineman. His home-away-from-home was always with his lineman buddies. He was a member the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1249 & 104.


He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, music, drinks poured two fingers too tall, history, boats, reading a novel per day, dancing, and evincing his gregarious charm. He served as a dutiful caregiver to his late wife in the final years of her life, and was able to rejoin her with little delay. In the past decade, David gained much strength and insight through Sufism. He was an avid animal lover, especially of his cats and dogs.



David is survived by his children: Jason Kennedy and his wife Khayreyah Wahaab of Auckland, New Zealand; Charles Yanacheak of Fayetsville, Arkansas; Marnie Yanacheak of Littleton, CO; Michelle Yanacheak of Massena, NY; Amanda Yanacheak of Smithfield, NC; and by his step daughter Tina DeLorme of Palm Coast, FL. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Gaby, Andrew, Ethan, Marissa, Julianna, Calvin, Harper, and Jayden. His extant siblings include: Ralph Yanacheak and wife Carol of Lemars, IA; Art Yanacheak and wife Diane of St. Paul, MN; Frank Yanacheak of Anthon, IA; Nedra Haley and husband Rex of Van Buren, AK; sister-in-law Sherry Yanacheak of Sioux City, IA; and by many nieces and nephews. Of special mention is David’s long-time friend Paul Loughran and his wife Amy of Charlestown, MA.


He was predeceased by his parents, wife, daughter Rita Yanacheak, and his brother Norman Yanacheak.


Visiting hours will be held on Thursday March 2nd, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, located at 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport, VT.


A funeral service will be held on Friday March 3rd, 2017 at the Brownington Congregational Church in Brownington, VT at 11:00AM.



In lieu of flowers, David’s family asks that contributions be made in his memory to the Frontier Animal Society of VT: 502 Strawberry Acres Road, Newport, VT 05855.


Online condolences may be made at www.curtis-britch.com


Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.


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