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John Robert Yenzi, Sr

November 5, 1937 ~ January 3, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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John Robert “Goose” Yenzi, 85, of Anita, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born in Punxsutawney on November 05, 1937, a son of the late John R. Yenzi, Sr., and Irene Alice (Williams) Yenzi.

John was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church and a former member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church in Anita.

On November 23, 1957, he married Althea H. Burkett.  They enjoyed sixty-five years of marriage and raised a family.  Althea survives and resides in Anita.  John was a wonderful husband to Althea. The two of them loved to square dance together.

Mr. Yenzi is a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era.

Following his discharge, he became an entrepreneur in the excavating business and eventually opened Yenzi Coal Company around 1975.  He was a hardworking, determined and a smart businessman over the years prior to retiring.

John was a great cook and prepared many meals for his family and the guys at the farm and during hunting trips to Colorado. In his younger years, he liked to play softball.

Above all, John loved his family, and he dearly loved his boys.  He was a loving, stern father that taught them by example by his own moral character and willingness to work hard.

In addition to his wife, Althea, he is survived by four sons, John R. Yenzi III, of Brookville, Randy Yenzi of Reynoldsville, Lenny Yenzi and wife Rita of Reynoldsville, and Troy Yenzi and wife Charity of Reynoldsville; ten grandchildren, Stacey Yenzi-Howell and husband Adam, John R. Yenzi IV and wife Morgan, Hailey (Brady) Neal, Nancy Yenzi, Corey Yenzi and wife Julie, Codey Yenzi and wife Brittney, Cortney (Yenzi) Nicholson and husband Devin, Fawn Yenzi, Calla Yenzi and Briar Yenzi; nine great grandchildren; one brother, James “Sonny” Yenzi of Anita; one sister, Suzanne Yenzi of Delaware.

Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ralph Yenzi and Frank Yenzi; four sisters, Rachel Cardamone, Cecelia Borelli, Rosemary Bettino, and Lucy Yenzi; daughter in-law, Lana (Hoffman) Yenzi.

In accordance with his wishes there will be no visitation.  Arrangements entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2023, at Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church, celebrated by Monsignor Joseph Riccardo.

Interment will be at the Adrian-Anita Roman Catholic Cemetery, McCalmont Township.

Memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to the MECP2 Duplication Foundation, National MPS Society, or St Judes Childrens Research Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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