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Derek Yancik Obituary
Derek S. Yancik, 48

DUDLEY - Derek S Yancik, 48, of Dudley died peacefully with his loving family at his side on Monday, May 14, 2018 at his home after a long hard fought battle with cancer. Derek was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, friend, teacher and coach.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 24 years Karen C . Yancik , twin sons: Kyle W. Yancik and Andrew S. Yancik all of Dudley, MA; his mother Betty Lou (Chase) Yancik; a brother: Jon M. Yancik and his wife Rebecca of Millbury, a sister: Heather P. Yancik of Webster and; niece, Madison P. Lamica; nephews Chase J. Lamica and Mitchell P.Yancik. Derek also leaves his inlaws, William F. Bullens and Judith M. Bullens of Webster, MA and brother in law, Jeffrey P. Bullens of Thompson, CT.

Derek was born in Webster MA. He is the son of the late George W. Yancik and was predeceased by his brother, Kyle J.Yancik. He lived in Dudley for most of his life. He was a graduate of Bath Path Regional Vocational Technical High School and furthered his education to obtain his teaching licensure.

Derek worked in the HVAC/R field for twenty five years before finding his true calling as an HVAC/R Instructor and football coach at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School. Derek was an inspiration to all he met especially his students. He fought his battle with cancer with grace, dignity, optimism, and humor. He loved fishing, camping with family, and riding his Indian Motorcycle.

Calling hours will be Thursday, May 17 from 3 to 8 pm at Bartel Funeral Home, 33 Schofield Avenue, Dudley, MA. A private service will be held Friday, May 18 at Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel, 33 Schofield Ave., Dudley, MA with Pastor Peter Gregory officiating.

A Celebration of Life event for Derek Yancik will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Derek Yancik HVAC/R Scholarship Fund C/O Hometown Bank 31 Sutton Ave Oxford, MA 01540 www.bartelfuneralhome.com

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from May 14 to May 16, 2018
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