Richard Yarnitsky

Richard Yarnitsky, 68, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully early Friday morning at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Shenandoah, August 13, 1950, he was a son of the late Frank and Lorraine J. Stefanski Yarnitsky.

Rich was a 1968 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah, and a 1969 graduate of the Computer Educational Institute, Philadelphia, where he received his degree in data processing.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry as a computer operations supervisor.

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“Pop Yarnit” enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren, Bryden and Kadence. He also enjoyed visiting the casinos and was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his brother, Theodore “Ted” Yarnitsky, in 2014.

Surviving are his son, Rick Yarnitsky and his wife, Heather, Ringtown; his two grandchildren, Bryden and Kadence Yarnitsky; his sister, Rita Karas and her husband, John, Ringtown; nieces and nephews, Angie Yarnitsky, Harrisburg, Stephanie Evans, Hometown, John Karas and his wife, Cherie, Bloomsburg, and Jaime Bayzick and her husband, Brian, Chalfont; a cousin who was more like a brother, Stanley A. Stefanski, Harrisburg; cousins and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday 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. A visitation will be held from 9 until 10 a.m. Monday in St. Casimir’s Church, Shenandoah.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Yarnitsky Has 5 Condolences Posted:

  1. Marty Thompson says:

    To the Yarnitsky Family
    I just heard today of the passing of Richie, what a blow, so hard to believe. Worked with Richie for years in the computer room. I last saw him at Giants and he looked so good, we both were so happy to see each other. Boy was he crazy about those twins and to Ricky he was so proud of you. This is really heart breaking. To the family I pray your strength through this most difficult time.

  2. Lorraine Letcavage says:

    Dear Rita, John, and family,

    So very sorry to learn of your recent loss. I hope you know you’re being thought of at this difficult time, and prayers for comfort are being sent your way. Richard is resting in peace with no more pain to bear. Stay strong in the good memories you have.

  3. Bobbimarie Evans-Glose says:

    Rita and family,
    Very sorry for your loss. May your brother Rest In Peace.
    Hugs and prayers to all.

  4. Myrna Barnes says:

    I worked with Rich many years ago and have such fond memories of the good times we had working together. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Knowing that he is not in pain and has been reunited with loved ones should bring some comfort to those left behind. Deepest condolences to all.

  5. Wendy Heisey-Back says:

    Richie will be greatly missed. I have so many great memories with all of you. We kept in touch all these years and I will miss our phone calls. Rest in peace my friend.