Stanley R. Yopek Jr.


Stanley R. “Mr. Stan”, “Stush”, “Bob” Yopek Jr., 77 of Washington, formerly of Library and Finleyville, PA died Saturday-December 22, 2018 in Hawthorne Woods Assisted Living following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.  He was born July 29, 1941 in Pittsburgh the son of the late Stanley R. and Mary Bilowich Yopek.  Mr. Yopek was a 1959 graduate of Snowden High School.  He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War as a Medic before being honorably discharged from active duty in September of 1964.  Mr. Yopek was a member of the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church, Washington.  He was employed as a coal miner at Mathies Mine which later became Mon View Mining from where he retired after 25 years of employment.  Mr. Yopek was a member of the Polish Club, the Pulaski Club, the Houston American Legion Post # 902, was a former member of the VFW # 664 in Library and was a former member of the Alpine Club.  He enjoyed playing the lotto, planting flowers, gardening and spending time at the Washington Senior Citizens Center where he had made many dear friends.  Mr. Yopek was a very patriotic man and was a big proponent for veterans.  He loved the American Flag and what it stood for.  He will be dearly missed.

On January 1, 1960 he married Margaret “Peg” Bretschneider who survives and resides in Finleyville.  Also surviving is a son; Michael R. (Mary Colombo) Yopek of Canonsburg, a daughter; Michelle Carole Jones of Finleyville, a brother; Albert M. (Rebecca “Becky”) Yopek of Arizona and a granddaughter; Alexis Jones of Ohio.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Yopek was preceded in death by a son who died at birth and by a sister; Antoinette Borden.

The family would like to express their gratitude and say thank you to the Gateway Hospice Group of Washington and to the entire staff at Hawthorne Woods for the excellent care and overwhelming love and support that was given to Mr. Yopek throughout his illness over the past number of months.  Their care and compassion will never be forgotten.

Friends will be received on Wednesday-December 26, 2018 from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 P.M. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave., Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director.  A departing prayer service will be held at 11:30 A.M. in the funeral home on Thursday-December 27, 2018 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 P.M. in the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church, Hewitt Ave. Washington with Father Mark Swoger as celebrant.  Interment will follow at 2:30 P.M. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Twp.  Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 and the United States Air Force.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave. Washington PA 15301 or to Legacies Alive, 10 Carriage Trade Lane Washington PA 15301.  Condolences may be expressed at