Paul Yakymac, 92, of Mount Union, went to be with the Lord Aug. 8, 2019, at AristaCare at Huntingdon Park.
Born April 17, 1927, in Mount Union, he was the son of the late Daniel and Esther (McKinnis) Yakymac.
Mr. Yakymac is survived by his wife, Katherine (Stasko); children, Paul and fiancée, Stacy Barrett, Altoona, Cynthia Yakymac-Kline and husband, David, Harrisburg; Jon Yakymac and wife, Danette, and Christopher Yakymac and fiancée, April Neil; 11 grandchildren, Jakob, Nicolette, Michael (Danielle), Austin, Logan, Evan, Anthony, Ethan, Katelynn, C.J., and Mia; and two great-grandchildren, Collin and Oaklan.
He is also survived by a sister, Anna Holesa, Mount Union.
Mr. Yakymac was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Rippert, Stella Loope and Catherine Heidel.
He served as a seaman first class in the United States Navy during World War II on the USS Bogue in the South Pacific for two years. During his time in the Navy, he received the Pacific Theater and American Theater Ribbons and the Victory Medal.
Mr. Yakymac enjoyed hunting, traveling, rebuilding small engines and spending time with his family, especially their picnics at Raystown Lake.
A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m Wednesday, Aug. 14., at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Mount Union, with the Rev. Father Joseph Fleming as the celebrant. Military honors will be provided by the VFW and American Legion Honor and Color Guard. Committal will be made in St. Catherine Cemetery.
At the request of the deceased, there will be a private viewing for his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice or to any local veterans organization in Mr. Yakymac’s name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, “Honored Provider of Veterans Funeral Care™.”