Nicholas "Nick" Yanek

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  • "Ethel and family. I was saddened to hear of Nick's death,..."
    - Carol and Geore Means
  • "Ethel, Tammy, Brian and family.... So sorry for your loss. ..."
    - Paula Huffman
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    - Flo & George Bures
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    - Cindy Acre
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Nicholas "Nick" Yanek, 84, DuBois, slept quietly away at home on Monday, June 27, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.
Born Dec. 20, 1931, in Soldier, Pa., he was the son of the late Stephen and Anna (Mehok) Yanek.
He was married to Ethel (Gent) Yanek on Feb. 14, 1958. She survives.
Nick was born and raised in Soldier, Pa. He attended the Reynoldsville and Sykesville schools and entered the U.S. Air Force in 1952, from which he was honorably discharged in 1956. Upon his discharge, he worked at Jeffers Electronics in DuBois and was manager of the Acme Super Markets in DuBois and Philipsburg before being employed at Triangle Springs in DuBois from which he retired in 1994.
Having completed his GED while in the service, in 2002 he received an honorary diploma from the DuBois Area School District.
In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and tying flies for fishing, while later in life he enjoyed walking.
He is survived by his sons, Brian (Tammy) Yanek of Helvetia and Steven (Karen) Yanek of DuBois; his daughters, Patti (Devin) Rankle of San Diego, Calif. and Vicki (Andrew) Hunter of Cortland, Ohio; his grandchildren: Jamie, Casey, Anthony, Lauren, Kimberly, Joshua, Chad, Kylie, Caden, Andrew, Ethan, and Evan; four great-grandchildren: Paige, Dylan, Devan, and Mia; and his sister, Irene Flanders.
He was preceded in death by a son, Nicholas L. Yanek; his parents; brothers, Stephen and Joseph Yanek; and his sister, MaryAnn Kennedy.
According to his wishes, there will be no viewing or memorial service. A family remembrance will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Adamson Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Memorials may be sent to Parkside Community Center, 120 W. Park Ave., DuBois or to Hahne Cancer Center or Penn Highlands DuBois Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois.
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DuBois, PA 15801
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Published in The Courier Express from June 28 to June 29, 2016
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