Obituary of Edward J. Yasko
Edward J. Yasko, 86, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Phyllis Montemurro Yasko, their three children, Edward (Amy), Karen (Scott), Lauren (Ciarán) and grandchildren, Melissa and Jessica Yasko and Cassandra Yasko Rodway (Pete); Melissa and Jenna Menta; Niamh, Ciara, Anne-Marie and Michael Carruthers. Edward, born in 1932 to the late Julia and Edward, is predeceased by older sisters Gloria and Mildred. Raised in Yonkers, Ed graduated from Gorton High School, class of 1950 and received a scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, as a member of FIT’s second graduating class. He served as a Corporal in the Korean War from 1953 to 1955 in Huntsville, Alabama, receiving a National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
In 1960, Ed married Phyllis, the love of his life. They lived with their children in Yonkers and later Pleasantville. Ed established and ran Park Mechanical Corp, a successful, Westchester-based mechanical contracting company with his family until his retirement. Ed and Phyllis travelled the world, exploring Asia, Europe and Africa, but loving more than anything their winters in Naples, FL and summers in Stone Harbor, NJ.
After retiring, Ed and Phyllis moved to Somers, NY, where Ed served on his Condo Board for 18 years. If anything ever needed repairing, he could do it. Ed adored his grandchildren and they adored him. Ed’s laughter filled a room and his steadfast, gentle presence will be deeply missed by the many who loved him.
Friends will be received on Friday, March 15th at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY, from 2-4 and 5-7 PM, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 16th at 10am at St. Joseph’s Church in Somers, NY. There will be an interment with US Military Honors at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY.