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JOHNSTOWN, PA – [Diocesan Chancery] — With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that +Deacon Thomas Yawkey, Age 82, reposed in the Lord on Friday August 6, 2021 at a hospice-care facility in Laurel, MD.   

Deacon Thomas was the son of the late Daniel T. and Catherine (Hovan) Yawkey; beloved husband of the late Margret (Gillespie) Yawkey; father of Shaun N. and Brian M. (Jessica Kim) Yawkey; grandfather of Jayden Yawkey; and brother of Daniel R. Yawkey. He was a Professor Emeritus of 40 years at Penn State University

The late Deacon Thomas and the late Margaret Yawkey were married in St. Nicholas Church of Homestead, PA.  Fr Deacon Thomas was ordained to the Diaconate by His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory on April 27, 2014 at St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church in Hawk Run, PA

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

On Wednesday, August 11th, the Panachida will be sung at the Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn Funeral Home on Main Street in Munhall, PA.  The Funeral Service will be sung on Thursday, August 12th at 10 AM in St. Nicholas Church, Homestead.  Interment is in Braddock Hills Cemetery, Braddock PA.