Ernest Paul Yuhasz

  • January 21, 2013

Ernest Paul Yuhasz

U.S. Army veteran was musician

Ernest Paul Yuhasz, 84, of Prosperity, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, in Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.

He was born December 12, 1928, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Paul and Ethel Popp Yuhasz.

Mr. Yuhasz worked as a shipper at Park Davis Medical Supply for 20-plus years and as a machinist at Consolidation Coal for 10 years.

He was a musician, playing the piano and accordion for 30 years with the Dawnaires Dance Band. He enjoyed woodworking.

Mr. Yuhasz was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from September 5, 1950, until his honorable discharge April 26, 1952, with a rank of sergeant. For his service, he was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal – Germany.

On August 23, 1952, he married Catherine L. O’Toole, who died September 24, 2007.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna Kuzemka of Baldwin and Janet (Thomas) Coffield of Prosperity; a brother, Robert (Grace) Yuhasz of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Kristen (Dan) Gray, Ryan (Grace) Coffield, Samantha (Kayla) Coffield and Megan (John) Brownlee; and five great-grandchildren, Vannessa, Logan, Owen, Deserie and Rosey.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24.

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