Peter Yuhas, 94, of Mahanoy City, and a former resident of South Bower Street, Shenandoah, passed away Sunday evening at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.
Born in Shenandoah, May 4, 1923, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary (Livchik) Yuhas.
He was educated in the Shenandoah area schools.
Peter was a decorated World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Company D 1301st Engineers Combat Battalion having served in Normandy, the Rhineland and the Ardennes. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, the European–African–Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal with Five Bronze Stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon.
Earlier in life he was employed in the coal industry. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a driller and blaster for Miller Construction Co.
Peter was a member of the former Russian Orthodox Church, Shenandoah, and later attended St. Michael’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Shenandoah. He was also a member of the A.P. Damato Medal of Honor Post 792, Shenandoah. Pete was an avid fisherman.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wives, Helen Rusin Yuhas and Judith Flinchbaugh Yuhas; his son, Ronald P. Yuhas, a Navy BM3 who lost his life serving his country in the Vietnam War; three brothers, George, Michael and John Yuhas; a sister, Mary Yescalis.
Surviving are two daughters, Marlene McGrath and her husband, Patrick, Wilmington, Del., and Joyce Homa and her husband, Thomas, Mahanoy City, with whom he resided with for the past 10 years; four grandchildren, Danny, Nicole, Tommy and Kevin; a brother, Steve Yuhas, Lompoc, Calif.; a sister, Helen Kravitz and her husband, Stanley, Chatham Township, N.J.; nieces and nephews.
Religious services and interment with military honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, will be private at the convenience of the family.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.