The Schnecksville Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of former life member, trustee and firefighter Daniel W. Yankovich, Sr.
Daniel W. Yankovich, Sr. 87, formerly of Schnecksville, died Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living of Lower Makefield, Morrisville, Bucks County. He was the husband of the late Marilyn M. (Ackerman) Yankovich for 66 years. Born in Schnecksville, February 28, 1930, Dan was the son of the late Charles and Anastasia (Kuraz) Yankovich. A member of Union Local #420, (Pipe & Steamfitters Union) in Philadelphia, he worked at the former Air Engineers, a Carrier HVAC supplier, for 40 years before retiring. During his working tenure, he worked at the Limerick Nuclear Plant with Bechtel Corporation. Dan faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War at the rank of Corporal. Active in the life of his community, he was a member of the former Vernon G. Kern V.F.W. Post # 8344, Schnecksville and a former member of the Allen O. Delke American Legion Post #16, Slatington; a life member, trustee, firefighter, food service worker and water hauler of Community Fire Co. #1, Schnecksville; a past Nobel Grand of Jordan Lodge I.O.O. F. # 192, Schnecksville; member of the Copeechan Fish & Game Club, Schnecksville; and member of St. John’s United Church of Christ (Fullerton) Whitehall. Dan was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and golfing.
Survivors: Son, Daniel W. Yankovich, Jr. and his wife, Veronica of Richboro; daughter, Denise A. Ridenour and her husband, Alan of McGaheysville, VA; four grandchildren, Mark and David Yankovich, Taylor (Kelly) Liberto, Ashlyn Kelly; two great grandsons, Carter and Colin Yankovich; step grandchildren, Lauren Ridenour Koch and Ross Ridenour; step great grandchildren, Caroline and Charles Koch.
Service: Funeral services will be held 11:00 am. Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville with the Rev. Dr. Becky J. Beckwith officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9:30 – 10:50 am. Thursday in the funeral home. Odd Fellows service at 10:50 am. Interment with military honors will follow the service at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancare.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s U.C.C. Memorial Fund c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.