Henry Edward Yanus, age 95, of Nanticoke passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at home.
Born in Hunlock Creek, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Soroka Yanus.
Prior to his retirement in 1986, Henry was employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Europe during World War II. He was a member of St. Faustina Parish and attended daily mass for many years. He enjoyed hiking, gardening and spending time outdoors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mildred Mazur and Adeline Mock; brothers, Theodore, Peter and Charles.
Henry is survived by his wife of 70 years, the former Ruth Iacono; 5 children, Patricia Eroh and her husband, Mark; Colleen Nearhouse and her husband, Dan; Paul Yanus and his wife, Lora Lee; Mark Yanus; Donna Yanus; grandchildren, Daniel Nearhouse, Kati Mulder, Paul Yanus, and Bradley Yanus; great-grandson, Luke Nearhouse; nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the caring staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Independent Life Home Care.
Private funeral services were provided by Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke.
Colleen & Family-I only knew your dad from 7am Mass at St. Faustina's. He always had a smile & I am thankful to have met him. May he rest in peace & may you & your family find comfort in many happy memories. God's blessings on all.Mary Schwartz (7 months ago)
Coleen,and Family; Sorry to hear about your Dad. He was such a nice man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.Gail and David Hassay (7 months ago)
My heart is heavy with grief right now, but I will get through it by remembering the good times, the laughter, and your smiling face. I will try to practice two of your most outstanding virtues of courage and patience that you exhibited every time you got in a vehicle that I was driving. I will miss those rides and I will miss you Uncle Hank. Love you.Linda Yanus-Holmquist (7 months ago)
Dear Yanus family, I want you to know how much I thought of your family as a whole. I have fond memories from St. Francis School and seeing the Yanus children. Also, I always looked forward to seeing Ruth working at Park Market when I would shop there. When I moved back to Nanticoke last year, I did get to see Henry and Ruth in church one Sunday and I was in awe of them and their dedication and love they always showed each other. They were an inspiration to me as one of the nicest couples I had ever met. He will be missed by all who met him. May he rest in peace with the Lord. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.Angela Augenti Litchkowski (7 months ago)
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the peace and comfort you need during this difficult time.Linda and Debbie Ancin (7 months ago)