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Mary Yanchis Andrews

Mary Yanchis Andrews, 74, of Pittston passed away peacefully on October 13, 2021 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital.

Mary was born in Pittston on April 3, 1947, the daughter of the late Albert G. Yanchis and Mary Chernowsky Yanchis.

Mary was a 1964 graduate of Pittston High School. She then went on to work for Bell Telephone Company and later Verizon Wireless in Allentown and Wilkes-Barre and retired after 35 years of service. Later in life, Mary was also employed by Wesley Village in Plains and Rite Aid in Pittston Township.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Chip” Andrews; her brother Albert G Yanchis; her sister Kathy Shampack; her sister-in-law Kathleen Bannon Yanchis; her nephew Albert “Butch” Yanchis; and her niece Jennifer Shampack Durako.

Mary is survived by her brother Joseph M. Yanchis and wife Patti; brother-in-law Michael O’Brien; nephews Stephen A Yanchis (Ally), Joseph P Yanchis, Chris Durako; nieces Michelle Day Yanchis

(Edward L Chukinas Jr.), Sara Yanchis Koch (Christian), Kate Yanchis; great nephews Stephen J Yanchis, Henry Koch, Joseph C Yanchis, Gabriel Zielinski; great nieces Julia Yanchis, Courtney Day Zielinski (Greg), Jacelyn Durako, Cecilia Yanchis, Colette Koch, Lola Tirva and several cousins, close friends and neighbors.

A special thank you to Noel and the Klein family for the care and concern they showed Mary as well as the staff at Geisinger Wyoming Valley PCU.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday October 24, 2021, at 4:30pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Fr. Jackson of St. John The Evangelist Parish Church, Pittston officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Sunday afternoon from 3pm until time of service.

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24 de out. de 2021

My sincere condolences to Mary's family on her passing. We met at the Harry Kreshun Myastenia Gravis (MG) Support Group in Scranton a number of years ago and I consider Mary a friend. Mary, like myself, had the debilitating disorder which changes your life dramatically. MG is a neuro/muscular disorder that is not now curable and weakens muscles that affect breathing, eating, swallowing, strength, eyes, and your daily life. I will truly miss Mary at our meetings and her wise input. Mary was a pivotal part of our discussions and group. Thank you, Mary. May she rest in peace.

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