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Joseph J. Yuhas, Jr., 87, of Norvelt D Section, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at home. He was born July 19, 1934, in Center, PA to the late Joseph J. Yuhas Sr. and Mary (Kozusko) Yuhas. He was a graduate of Hurst High School. Prior to retirement he was employed by Wabtec Rubber Products. He served his country as a member of the United States Army. He was a member of St. Florian Church, United, where he was very active in fundraising with the church festival. Joe was past President of Calumet Volunteer Fire Department; and past President of Westmoreland County Fireman's Association; he was a member of the Lion's Club where he was a Melvin Jones Award recipient, and he helped with the Lion's pancake breakfast at the yearly Westmoreland Fair; and the Mt. Pleasant Municipal Authority. He was also a member of the Mohawks and the United Club. Joe loved all football especially trips to Notre Dame, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Mt. Pleasant Vikings. He also enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years (Sept. 10, 1960) Mary Ann (Kalp) Yuhas on Jan. 2, 2022; and a sister Mary Joyce Fresch. He is survived by a daughter Joy Smith and her husband James Smith Sr.; a grandson James Smith Jr.; a brother Andrew Richard Yuhas; nephews Andy and Mike Yuhas. Family and friends will be received Thusday, Feb. 17, 2022, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674. Transfer prayers will take place on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at 9:15 AM in the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Florian Church, United with the Rev. John A. Sedlak as celebrant. Internment to follow at St. Florian Cemetery, Trauger. The Lions Club will conduct a service at 6 PM Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be sent to St. Florian Catholic Church, 4263 Route 981, United, PA 15689. www.HofferFuneralHome.com.
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