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Jeffrey Yakubic

  • On November 2, 2018
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Jeffrey Yakubic, 64, of McMurray, Pennsylvania, succumbed to his courageous battle with cancer on November 1, 2018.  His loving wife of 41 years by his side.

He was born on August 26, 1954, a son of the late Raymond and Jeanne Yakubic of Rostraver Township.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Pam, and children Kelly (Craig) Baldassare of McMurray, and John (Sarah) Yakubic of Doylestown, PA.  He was an adored “G-PA” to his six grandchildren; Jackson, Graycin and Griffin Baldassare, Annika, Benjamin, and Emilia Yakubic; a sister Kathy (Ron) Smith and brother Rick (Karen) Yakubic and many nieces and nephews.

Jeff loved his family and friends and spent his years bringing laughter, support, and patience into their lives.  He worked as a general contractor for the past 15 years but was forced to give up the career he loved due to his health.  He always appreciated the time he had with his family, whether it be cheering on his grandchildren from the sidelines, taking an adventure with his son, cooking with his beloved wife, or spending an afternoon laughing with his daughter.  He also enjoyed movies, holidays with family, watching his favorite sports teams on TV, and jamming to his favorite bands.  Jeff was always there to help relatives and friends with household projects, was known for making everyone feel welcome in his home or making you smile with his witty sense of humor.  Though his life ended early, the years that he had were truly wonderful.  Jeff had a beauitful marriage, and children, family and friends that will miss him dearly.  He was filled with joy and peace with the legacy he leaves behind.

A special thank you to the nurses at West Penn Hospital for their loving care and support during his final days.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 12:00 pm until the time of service at 2:00 pm at Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at WWW. LLS.ORG

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

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20 Comments

quang
  • Nov 2 2018
Kelly and Craig, I'm sorry. Stephanie and I will always remember Jeff's kind-heartedness when he graciously tried her vegan cookies and went the extra mile and said they were delicious. (But we all knew that was not true).
Christa & Dan Davenport
  • Nov 2 2018
As noted, Jeff’s strong legacy does live on. Much love to all of the family. ??
Kim Mitchell
  • Nov 2 2018
Yakubic family I am so extremely sorry for your loss. Kelly, I know how much you loved your dad and he was so important to you. My prayers are with all of you and I pray that God gives you the comfort that you need.
Fred and Jan Laing
  • Nov 2 2018
To the Yakubic family... Jeff did many jobs for us over the years. We got to know him; he was a special friend. I tried to email him recently but I didn't receive a reply. We were worried. Now, we are just sad. Sending God's blessings and comfort to all of his loved ones. Jeff is one of a kind.
LouAnn and Bob Kusmierek
  • Nov 2 2018
Pam and family, We will always cherish all the memories especially the fun memories of fireworks and the beach. May you know that he is without pain anymore and he will be watching over you all . Sending love and prayers .
Nate and Meredith Montgomery
  • Nov 2 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers at this time. Jeff will always be remembered fondly through the countless happy memories that we keep close. With Love, Nate, Meredith, and the Montgomery family
Meredith Yuss Camilletti
  • Nov 3 2018
Yakubic family, I’m so very sorry to hear about the passing of Jeff (Mr. Yakubic to me.). Praying for all of you during this time of loss. My sincerest condolences.
Ruth Kuhlmann
  • Nov 3 2018
Yakubic Family, We were truly sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. May God give you the strength, comfort and peace to help you through the days ahead. With our deepest sympathy, The Bell and Kuhlmann families
Stephen Slebodnik
  • Nov 3 2018
So sorry to hear of your loss. Jeff and I grew up together. I have many fond childhood memories.
Sherri Houpt
  • Nov 3 2018
Pam, Kelly, and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time! You are the closest knit family I have ever gotten the pleasure to know! Our sincerest condolences, Sherri Houpt and Family
Jim and Luann Russell
  • Nov 3 2018
So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Grant Family
  • Nov 3 2018
Our deepest condolences to all of you! We are so sorry for your loss! We know how special he was to the whole family. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Jeffrey Beres
  • Nov 3 2018
So very sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a big influence in my life, especially in junior and senior high school where we played many sports together. We also worked together with his Dad on their farms. We spent many days picking corn in the morning and bailing hay and straw in the afternoons. They sold the corn at Foodland for 3 cents an ear. Jeff taught me how to drive a truck and their tractors. It was a different time back in the early 70's...but we had zero complaints. We lost touch after college, but I knew he would enjoy great success as a father and husband. Sorry I am unable to attend his service and celebrate his life as I just heard about this this afternoon. My sincere condolences to his family and friends...
Rege Serinko
  • Nov 3 2018
I went to school with Jeff. We lost touch soon after graduating from high school. My deepest sympathies to the family.
Barbara Lopez-Caputo
  • Nov 3 2018
I am so sad to hear of Jeff’s passing. We were classmates and friends growing up but as with so many we lost touch after graduating... but the great memories are still fresh. My deepest sympathies to his family...may he Rest In Peace.
Racheal
  • Nov 4 2018
Pam, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am here if you need anything. My deepest sympathies, Racheal Caddy.
Bob Nayee
  • Nov 4 2018
Sorry for your loss rick be strong and support the family.rest in peace.
Tim Susick
  • Nov 4 2018
“The garden of memories blooms love for ever , plant those memories deep, and love will be there. “ Jeff & I played football at B V A. True student athlete & gentleman who had the same work ethic as his father. Thoughts & prayers to his family.
Kimberly Westcoat
  • Nov 5 2018
So sorry for your loss. Sorry we never have met but my Dad and Jean ean were brother and sister. Remember Jeff when growing up but families have not gotten together since Uncle Paul and Aunt Sis had the last reunion before my Dad died. Our family is thinking of you and you family. Kimberly and Dean Westcoat
John & Christy Sweeney
  • Nov 13 2018
Pam & Family, Just heard this from the Kerr Family. John and I are so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a good man. May he rest in eternal peace.
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