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Francis X. Yandrick

January 30, 1922 February 14, 2020
Francis X. Yandrick
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Francis X. Yandrick, 98, of Ligonier, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 in Life's Promise Personal Care Home, Ligonier.

He was born January 30, 1922 in Latrobe, a son of the late John and Barbara Kropec Yandrick.

Francis graduated from Latrobe Area High School and St. Vincent College( Magna Cum Laude). He served as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army during World War II. Prior to his retirement he had been employed by Kennametal for over 35 years. He had served on the Ligonier Boro Council and was past Commander of the Byers-Tosh, American Legion #267. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gwendolyn Crabtree Yandrick in 1991, a brother, Charles Yandrick, and eight sisters:Caroline Horvatich, Catherine Barlock, Mary Stranko, Frances Yandrick, Barbara Janik, Elizabeth Lazor, Anna loper, and Helen Amond.

He is survived by a son, Donald F. (Tina) Yandrick of Ligonier, grandson, Nathan (Rebecca) Yandrick, granddaughter, Natalie (Steven) Headley, great grandchildren: Reagan Peterson, Carter and Silas Yandrick and John and Nathan Headley, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Monday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel, Inc., 144 East Main Street, Ligonier. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:00AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Rev. Anthony J. Carbone as Celebrant.

Private interment will follow in the Donegal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Francis' memory to the Ligonier Valley Food Bank.

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