Eleanor Yasenchak

Obituary of Eleanor A. Yasenchak

Eleanor A. Yasenchak, 100, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after a brief illness. Formerly of Kingston, she had been residing at St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre. Born November 25, 1919, in Larksville, she was the daughter of the late John and Agnes Mazeski Winslow. Eleanor was a graduate of Larksville High School. During WWII she worked for Western Union in Wilmington, DE. A devoted wife and mother, she was endowed with a wonderful capacity for generosity, kindness, and friendship. She tirelessly gave her time and energy to helping family, friends,and neighbors. She was delighted recently to be able to celebrate her 100th birthday surrounded by all those she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by Joseph Yasenchak, her husband of 53 years, daughter Marian A. Sharif, sister Marie A. Winslow, and brother John Winslow. She is survived by her daughter Ann Marie Bonislawski and husband David, Stone Mountain, GA; son Joseph J. Yasenchak, and partner Ellen Malone, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren Adam (Rachel) Bonislawski, Jenkintown, PA, Elise (Eric) Laechelin, San Antonio, TX, and Anya Sharif, Baltimore, MD, and five great- grandchildren; brother Edward Winslow, Miami Springs, FL, and sister Rosaline Winslow, Wilkes-Barre; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. William Boyle, Eleanor’s physician, who supported her well-being for decades and predicted long ago she would see 100 years. In addition, we thank the entire staff of St. Luke’s Villa for providing a loving and caring atmosphere for mom for the past four years. We appreciate the attention to her needs on the Fourth Floor Personal Care area and especially thank the dining room staff and maintenance men who treated our mom so kindly. The residents at St. Luke’s became mom’s new neighbors and she spoke so fondly of everyone who touched her life with love and kindness. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, Ltd., 568 Bennett Street, Luzerne, with Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Kingston by Rev. Michael Prodanets. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 p.m.
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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, Ltd.
568 Bennett St.
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


10:00 am
Monday, January 20, 2020
St. Mary's Byzantine Church
321 Chestnut Street
Kingston, Pennsylvania, United States
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