James J. Yenchick, 49, of Hazleton, passed away Saturday morning at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Hazleton, he is the son of Andrew Yenchick of Hazleton and the late Mary Ellen (Greybosh) Yenchick.
Jim was a member of Holy Rosary R. C. Church, Hazleton.
He was the proprietor of Yenchick Coal Sales of Hazleton.
Jim was a hardworking man. Trucks, restoring and racing cars was his passion. He also loved spending his time with his children.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his mother, were his sister Linda Yenchick; nephew Michael Benyo; and brother-in-law Joseph Kukowski.
Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife of 27 years, Melissa (Martin) Yenchick; daughter Jamie and partner Andrew Ray of Weatherly; son James M. and partner Jordan Kantner of Hazleton; son Jude C. and partner Laila Ebert of Hazleton; and daughter Jacy of Hazleton; grandson Mason James Ray; brother Andrew Yenchick of Hazleton; sister Diane Benyo and husband Mark of Hazle Twp.; sister Sharon Kukowski of Hazleton; brother-in-law Tony Durso of Hazleton; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews also survive.
A private graveside service will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.
The Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be entered, and information is available at www.damianofhinc.com.
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