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Vincent J. “Vinnie” Yonushka

Vincent J. “Vinnie” Yonushka, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16th at Geisinger Hospital, Danville, following a brief illness.  He was surrounded by his family. 

Born on June 25, 1955, in Pittston, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Miller Yonushka.


Vinnie graduated from Pittston Area High School, class of 1973.  He attended Luzerne County Community College.  He was employed by American Asphalt before retirement.


Vinnie had a love for sports; he was a diehard fan of the N.Y. Mets, L.A. Rams, and Notre Dame.  He enjoyed many trips with his family to see his favorite teams play.  He also enjoyed vacationing at the beach.  He was a rock and roll buff, attending countless concerts with family and friends.


He was a member of SALS at the American Legion, Brennan Post 585, in Duryea, where he was involved with fundraising.  Vinnie will be sorely missed by his family and friends.  He will be remembered as a kind and laid back person, who would help anyone in need.  He was a person who always marched to the beat of his own drum.


Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Joseph and sister Julianne.


Vinnie is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Rosemary Howell, his son Kristopher Yonushka and his wife Alana DeMinico, his daughter Brianna and her husband Mark Zavislak, grandchildren, Nando, and Mario Yonushka, Riley, Bria and Cooper Zavislak, brothers-in-law Anthony and James Howell, Robert and his wife Rosemary Carzillo Howell, many cousins and friends and his fur baby Maggie.


A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, February 24th at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Visitation will be held from 11am to 1pm.  A blessing service will be held at 1pm with Deacon Andre Kabacinski of Nativity of Our Lord Parish Church officiating.

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Feb 21

Rose & Family sorry to hear of his passing he was a good friend & always helping others when in need! May he rest in peace 🙏🏼

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