Lorraine J. (Stefanski) Yarnitsky

Lorraine J. YarnitskyLorraine J. (Stefanski) Yarnitsky, 90, of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Saturday evening at her residence with her family by her side.

Born in Shenandoah, May 15, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Josephine (Mikolajczyk) Stefanski.

Lorraine was employed in local manufacturing factories.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly St. Casimir Church, where she belonged to the Rosary and Sacred Heart societies. She also enjoyed trips to the casinos. Above all, she treasured the time spent with her family. She especially took great delight in being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they brought joy to her heart.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Frank Yarnitsky, in 2012; a son, Theodore Yarnitsky, in 2014; a brother, Stanley “Sonny” Stefanski; three sisters, Rose Stefanski, Violet Stankiewicz and Harriet Miller.

Surviving are a daughter, Rita Karas and her husband, John, Ringtown; a son, Richard Yarnitsky, Harrisburg; five grandchildren, Angie Yarnitsky, Stephanie Evans, John Karas and his wife, Cherie, Jaime Bayzick and her husband, Brian, and Ricky Yarnitsky and his wife, Heather; seven great-grandchildren, Johnny D., Lynlee, Sienna, Cole, Carter, Kadence and Bryden; a sister, Clara Siddall, Philadelphia; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Casimir Church, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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