Gene M. Yatchyshyn Sr., 74, of Monessen, passed away on Monday December 19, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital. He was born in New Eagle, on August 30, 1948, the son of the late Charles and Josephine Teslovich Yatchyshyn. Gene was a 1967 graduate of Monessen High School and attended the Electronics Institute. He later served his union internship with local 302/354. Gene owned and operated Reda Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning in Monessen for over 20 years. He was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord R. C. Church, Elks 733, Eagles Aerie 2399, Ukrainian Beneficial Association, Star Junction Rod and Gun Club, and Fairhope Rod and Gun Club. Gene enjoyed going to his second home in Elk County to hunt and fish with family and friends. As a lifetime member of the Boy Scouts of America, he received the scouting "Silver Beaver Award" and the "Wood Badge". And if you knew Gene, you knew he loved to blast off fireworks so all could enjoy the show. The one thing Gene became to many children over the years was "Santa Claus". For 50 years, Santa would delight children and families throughout the area, at homes, social clubs, and most recently at Epiphany of Our Lord Church. "Santa" will truly be missed! He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Evelyn (Reda) Yatchyshyn, his sons, Gene M. (Michelle) Yatchyshyn Jr. of Eagle River, AK, Daniel (Stephanie) Yatchyshyn of Monessen, Luis (Giuliana) Barcenas of San Carlos, Mexico, his grandchildren, Lovlina, Sophia, and Gabriella Yatchyshyn, Alejandro, Santiago, and Nicholas Barcenas, a brother, Richard (Christine) Yatchyshyn of Pen Argyl, PA, and by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Joan Yatchyshyn. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue Monessen. Services will be held on Friday beginning with a 9:30 am Blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church with Fr. Michael J. Crookston officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Rostraver Twp. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, 3011 Townsgate Rd., Suite 450, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America
3011 Townsgate Rd. , Suite 450, Westlake Village CA 91361