YURKANIN, Joseph Donald
February 05, 2013 11:57 PM | 1028 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dr. Joseph Donald Yurkanin (age75), - Born on March 26, 1937, Joseph died peacefully on January 30, 2013, at home in Marietta, Georgia, in the loving arms of his wife and children. Dr. Yurkanin is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Justine (Chaykovsky) Yurkanin; his brother, Walter, and his sister, Eleanor. Joseph attended Kings College, Pennsylvania and then Loyola Medical School in Chicago. As partner at Hedges Clinic in Frankfort, Illinois, Dr. Yurkanin touched the lives of many patients in his 35 year career. In his professional life, he was a doctor in the deepest sense; his compassion was evident in his patient rapport. A respected leader in his profession, he will be missed by his colleagues and peers. Involved in his community, Dr. Yurkanin participated in and supported numerous events and activities sponsored by his parish and the Catholic schools his children attended. He is survived by his wife, Carole Ann (Ford), and his children and their families: Colleen (Yurkanin) and James Ham, Walter and Marcela Yurkanin, Cathleen (Yurkanin) and Daniel Murphy, and Jennifer (Yurkanin) and JP Weber; his grandchildren, Kathryn and Caroline Ham Joseph, Justin, and Jack Yurkanin, Kelsey (Murphy) Saberhagen, Bridget, and Danny Murphy, and James Weber. A true sense of joie de vivre defined Joes life, and he enjoyed every minute granted to him. His joy for living is evident in the stories and smiles that will remain treasured memories among family and friends. His unconditional love will be sorely missed by his family and remembered by those blessed to have enjoyed his loyal friendship. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 7, 11 A.M. Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road Marietta, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to VITAS Community Connections Hospice. 1575 Northside Drive, Suite 375, Atlanta, Ga. 30318. For Funeral Information 815-469-2144 or 708-754-2114. Gerardi Funeral Home, Ltd

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Michele Govea
February 24, 2013
Hi Jen,

I was looking you up to see if you were on Facebook and came across this. So sorry to hear about your dad!
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