The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

July 15, 2008

Peter ‘Pete’ Yonchak

Westinghouse retiree served in World War II

MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio — Peter “Pete” Yonchak, 1550 Pierce St., Middlefield, formerly of Stafford Street, Hermitage, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2008, in Brier Hill Health Care Residence, Middlefield, of natural causes after a lengthy illness. He was 94.

Mr. Yonchak was born Oct. 19, 1913, in Hecla, Pa., to Mitro and Mary Hornick Yonchak.

He was employed for 16 years at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., where he was a layout man, retiring in 1978.

A Navy veteran, Pete served during World War II.

Mr. Yonchak was a member of Our Lady of Fatima-St. Ann’s Church, Farrell.

His hobby was woodworking.

His wife, the former Barbara C. Bator, whom he married Aug. 13, 1936, died May 15, 2006.

Surviving are: two daughters, Barbara Ann Matiaska, wife of Ernest, Willoughby, Ohio; and Jacqueline Kramer, wife of John, Russell, Ohio; and five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Pete was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Paul, Thomas, Stephen, Andrew, Joseph and George Yonchak; and three sisters, Mary “Mamie” Kapurik, Anna Keckes and Catherine Radas.


Peter “Pete,” 94, of 1550 Pierce St., Middlefield, Ohio, formerly of Stafford Street, Hermitage.

Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (7-16-08) in A.E. PUSTINGER FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 1310 Idaho St., Farrell. Condolences may be e-mailed to

Service:M Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. Thursday (7-17-08) in Our Lady of Fatima-St. Ann’s Church, Farrell, with the Rev. Donald E. Berdis, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial: St. Ann’s Cemetery, Hermitage, with military honors by Sharon Honor Guard.