Shirley T. Yonkoski, 82, of Laflin, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, October 4, 2019, at her home. She was the widow of Joseph R. Yonkoski, Jr., who passed away on September 21, 2001.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, grew up in Westminster, a daughter of the late Mary Shedlock Dulsky and Edward Dulsky. Shirley graduated with honors from Jenkins Twp. High School Class of 1955.
She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Shirley was cherished by her family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Preferred Care at Home, Pittston and Bayada Home Health & Hospice, East Stroudsburg, for their compassionate care given to Shirley.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirleen Jones and husband, Joseph, Dupont; son, Joseph Richard Yonkoski, Baltimore, MD; beloved grandson, Joseph Jones, Jr; step granddaughters, Amanda Luckenbill and Angela Moser; sisters, Josephine Ward, Helen Wolczyk, and Margaret Carroll.; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her siblings, Sophie Doherty, John and Joseph Dulsky, Jean Walkowiak, Florence Snee, Mary Dooley and Annie Giza.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive., Laflin, to be celebrated by Rev. James J. Walsh, Pastor. Entombment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith)