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Ronald J. Yarkosky

July 24, 1935 — November 17, 2019

Ronald J. Yarkosky age 84 of Canonsburg passed away Sunday November 17, 2019 in St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Mt. Lebanon Twp. He was born July 24, 1935 in Strabane a son of the late Steve A. “Becky” and Anna Veronica Polosky Yarkosky. He lived in Canonsburg most of his life where he was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church and a 1953 graduate of Canonsburg High School. Ron proudly served with the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the American Legion Post 902 in Houston. Prior to his retirement, He had been employed as an electrical tester at the former McGraw Edison Power Systems and Cooper Industries,and volunteered with Meals on Wheels for many years. Ron was a member of the KSKJ St. Jerome Lodge 153 and the SNPJ lodge 138 both of Strabane and an avid bowler, who enjoyed hunting and golf. He most enjoyed walking and being in the water, especially Daytona Beach where he visited for over twenty years. On July 16, 1955 he married Julia E. Sroka who survives after 64 years of marriage. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter Marsha Vorum and her husband Charles of Acme, his son Ronald Yarkosky  (Lori Katlubeck) of Venetia , two grandchildren, Abigail and Alex Yarkosky, two brothers, Kenneth Yarkosky and his wife Andrea of Strabane and Conrad Yarkosky and his wife Janice of Canonsburg, a sister Rebecca Hoffman and her husband Wes of Strabane, several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are welcome from 2-8pm Thursday November 21, 2019 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. where departing prayers will be recited sat 9:30am Friday November 21, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am Friday in St. Patrick Church 317 West Pike Street Canonsburg. Interment will follow in Woodruff Memorial Park, Canonsburg. Full Military Rites will be accorded by the VFW Post 191 Honor Guard of Canonsburg and the United States Marine Corps. Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels 102 N. Main Street, Houston PA. 15342. To view or extend condolences please visit

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