Mae E. Yedenak, 85, a lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday (Sept. 4, 2011), in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp.. She was the widow of Demetrius "Metro" Yedenak, who died July 16, 1984.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Twp., she was the daughter of the late William John and Mae M. Grannis Dieffenbacher. She was educated in the Wilkes-Barre Twp. School District. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Ricky's Fashions, Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Mae was a loving and devoted mother, sister, aunt and friend. She had many wonderful neighbors, who watched out for one another. She met many friends on her bus trips, which included her visit to the Senior Center, Wilkes-Barre and shopping at the mall. She cherished the memories of her trips with her friends to Atlantic City. She was an avid New York Yankees fan. Mae was loved by many and will be missed but never forgotten.
Surviving is her son, Demetrius "Demmy" Yedenak and his wife, Marie (Dabbieri), Exeter; sister, Florence Noakes and her husband, Nathaniel, Wilkes-Barre; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Dieffenbacher, sisters, Alberta Dieffenbacher, and Matilda Malkemes.
A Memorial Service that was originally scheduled for this Friday will be re-scheduled for Friday, September 16th at 8pm at the Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with Rev. Peter D. Kuritz, Pastor of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects Friday from 6:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Twp.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mae's memory to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.