Irene C. Yanek

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Irene C. Yanek, 85, DuBois, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
Born Nov. 29, 1931, in DuBois, she was the daughter of the late John and Twila (Baulukonias) Novitsky.
She married Joseph M. Yanek Sr. on June 6, 1959, at St. Joseph Church in DuBois. He preceded her in death on May 17, 2008.
Irene graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1949. She worked as a caterer for the Lithuanian Club and as a homemaker. As a member of St. Joseph Church, Irene was active in the Rosary Society, the church choir, and the Knights of Lithuania. She was an avid gardener and reader. Irene especially enjoyed being part of her children's and grandchildren's lives.
Irene is survived by her four children: Joseph (Barbara) M. Yanek Jr. of Lancaster, Kathleen A. Lockwood of DuBois, Michael J. Yanek of Lancaster, and Mary Beth (Stephen) Roselli of Perkasie, Pa.; seven grandchildren: Joseph Yanek III, Jordan and Ivy Yanek, Bo and Tia Lockwood, and Ella and Payton Roselli; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was the last member of her immediate family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers, Anthony, Leonard, and Albert Novitsky.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Adamson Funeral Chapel, Inc., DuBois.
Memorial donations may be made to the organization of the donor's choice.
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Published in The Courier Express from June 29 to June 30, 2017