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Ronald J. Yacko

On Thursday, January 3, 2019, Ron Yacko, of West Bristol, PA passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania following a sudden illness.

He was born in Charleroi, PA in 1949 to John and Ann (Saniga) Yacko. Ron attended Mon Valley Catholic High School and California State College. In 1969, he married his high school sweetheart and relocated to Philadelphia to join US Steel Corporation at Fairless Works. His career as a manager in the Steel industry spanned over 45 years. In
addition to US Steel, he worked for Citi Steel in Claymont, Delaware. He retired in 2013 only to continue to work full-time through his part-time job at Home Depot and role as Mr. Fixit for his children and toy/dream maker for his grandchildren. He was ingenious and could find a solution
to any problem. We often referred to him as ‘MacGyver’.

Most importantly, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend – the absolute best. He was kind, patient, generous, humble and completely selfless. He never ever complained. He loved nature and the outdoors and had a true admiration and respect for all living things. He was a super active and all around cool guy who loved
the beach, fishing, jet skiing, and classic and alternative rock.


He was loved by all that knew him. Ron was the best friend and beloved husband of Debbie (Jordan) Yacko. He was half-brother to John and Marie Yacko of North Huntingdon, PA, and Thomas and Lori Yacko of Greensburg, PA and brother-in-law to Thomas Jordan of Great Barrington, MA. He was the loving father of Wendy and her husband John Minalga of Ambler, Mark Yacko and wife Dana of West Bristol and Mike Yacko and wife Adrienne of Philadelphia,
loving grandfather of Blakely, Brooke and Logan Minalga and Jake Yacko and uncle to five nieces and nephews.


He is dearly missed by hisfamily, his cat, Suki and his grand-puppy, Molly.

Ron’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the wonderful Surgical ICU team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for their kindness and compassionate care.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 11:00am at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Croydon, Pa.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.  Friends may call 9-10:30am at the Wade Funeral Home, 1002 Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sepsis Alliance (