Albert William "Abe" Yanni (1927 - 2017)

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Albert William "Abe" Yanni, age 89, of Alexander Street, Brockway, Pa., died on Monday March 6, 2017, at Nelson's Golden Years in DuBois, Pa.
Born in Brockway on April 12, 1927, he was the son of the late Anthony and Freda Scarnati Yanni.
He was married to Opal Katherine Chamberlin for 59 years until her death on Aug. 2, 2011.
Retired, Abe was employed as a mailman for the United States Postal Service.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the USS Macon during World War II.
He enjoyed gardening and keeping his home and his yard, which was his pride and joy, in tip-top shape.
He is survived by two daughters, Joellyn Louise Yanni of DuBois, Pa., and Janet Marie (Ted) Brown of Falls Creek, Pa. He is also survived by two granddaughters whom he adored and were the sparkle in his eye, Jessica Marie Brown of Dickerson, Md., Megan Louise Brown of Pittsburgh; a nephew, Dr. John (Nancy) Yanni of Burleson, Texas; a sister-in-law Regina Yanni of St. Marys, Pa; as well as by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife he is also preceded in death by a brother, John P. Yanni.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, March 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home, Inc., in Brockway. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 9, at 11 a.m. also at the funeral home with Pastor Dave Nagele officiating. Burial will follow in St. Tobias Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Penn Highlands DuBois Hospice.
Online condolences may be left at
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Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc
1033 4Th Ave
Brockway, PA 15824
(814) 268-2732
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Published in The Courier Express on Mar. 7, 2017
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