Jean D. Yanitsky, 91, of 1802 10th Avenue South, Escanaba, died Saturday January 12, 2008, at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, in Powers, where she has resided for the past two and one half years.
Jean was born August 29, 1916, in Castle Shannon, PA, the daughter of Thomas and Henrietta (Kuzian) Drutch. She was raised in Castle Shannon and attended the Castle Shannon school system. Following her years in school, Jean and her sister relocated to New York where they resided and worked for a couple of years before moving to Detroit where Jean was employed as a “Bucker” installing rivets on airplanes during WWII. In August of 1946, Jean was united in marriage to Andrew Yanitsky, in Ann Arbor, MI, and together the couple relocated to Escanaba where they made their home and began their family. Throughout her life, Jean worked primarily at home as a homemaker. In addition, she was employed, for over thirty years, as a noontime supervisor, at the John Lemmer Elementary School, in Escanaba. Jean was also a lifetime member of the Escanaba VFW Auxiliary.
She will be deeply missed.
1 Daughter: Andrea (Dave) Sullivan of Escanaba, MI
2 Sisters: Janet Drach of Bentleyville, PA; Florence Gumbert of Bentleyville, PA
3 Grandchildren: Eric (Tracy) Sullivan of Lee