Friday, April 7, 2017

Andrew Yorski obituary October 1946

Wilkes Barre Times Leader. (1946, October 8). Retrieved February 8, 2017, from 
Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News 
(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania).

Andrew Yorski was stepfather to Stella and Anna Vidunas, Louis and John Vidunas, and my grandfather Joseph Vidunas.  The obituary reads as follows:  "Andrew Yorski, 20 Penn street, Kingston, a veteran of World War I, died yesterday in Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, following illness of three days.
The funeral will be held from the home … with a high mass of requiem at 10:30 in St. Hedwig’s Church.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery, Pringle.Mr. Yorski was a resident of the West Side 50 years.  He came to this country from Poland when a young man.  Deceased had worked around the mines until a week ago.  He was a member of St. Hedwig’s Church, Kingston, Woodward Local of the United Mine Workers of America, and American Legion Post 395
Surviving are the following stepchildren:  Mrs. Stella Lohman, Louis and John Vidunas, and Miss Anna Vidunas, all of Kingston; Also 11 grandchildren."

Apparently his liver became very bad the last few days of his life.  He may have consumed alcohol, although one can get cirrhosis from other diseases.