“This is my story, this is my song. praising my Savior all the day long". Alex is now singing his favorite hymn in heaven, holding the love of his life’s hand (Dot).
Alex Yurick, age 96, of Uniontown, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 31, 2021 in Uniontown at the Uniontown Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on July 25, 1924 in Keisterville, PA to the late John and Anna Yurick.. He was the loving and adoring husband of the late Dorothea Mae Yurick
Alex was a Veteran of World War II where he proudly served as a Sergeant in the United States Army and Airborne 66th Infantry Division. His decorations include American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, Rifle Marksmanship, and Good Conduct Medal.
Alex was graced with the gift of kindness, for he never met a stranger and would talk to everyone that he would meet. Those he welcomed always left knowing that they were important and loved by him. Words that best describe him are selfless, generous, and loving.
Alex was in his element telling stories. Many went back to his days in Keisterville playing baseball. Because of these memories, he was inspired to help gain funding for the creation of the Keisterville Community Youth Center where he also served on the board. For this reason, in lieu of flowers, donations are welcome in Alex’s name to the Keisterville Community and Youth Center (KCYC) 803 Ballfield Rd. PO Box 83 Keisterville, PA 15449
Friends and family are welcome for visitation at the Dearth Funeral Home, 35 S. Mill St. New Salem, PA on Friday, February 5, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a funeral service immediately following. Entombment at the Peace Chapel in Lafayette Memorial Park with full military rites accorded by AMVETS Post103. In accordance with Pandemic mandates, masks must be worn and social distancing followed. A reception will be held immediately following for all attendees at the Keisterville Community and Youth Center.
The family would like to give special recognition and thanks to the staff at Uniontown HealthCare and Rehabilitation Center for the great care given over his last years.
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