NORTHERN CAMBRIA — YONKOSKE – Patricia L., 77, Northern Cambria, went to heaven Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born to the late Blanford and Anna M. (Alessi) Gray on Oct. 26, 1935, in Barnesboro. Preceded in death by parents; husband, James F., in 1981; daughter, Dawn M. Yonkoske; and grandson, Michael A. Foster. She is survived by daughter, Dianne Yonkoske, Ladson, S.C., and children, Dan (Lauren) Palmisano, Doug (Kayle) Palmisano and Danita (Brian) Yokitis, and son, J. Randall, and his wife, Jessica Yonkoske, Northern Cambria, and children, Jaime and Logan. She also was the loving grandmother of Kelly and Tessa Foster, Altoona, and Amanda Peles, San Diego, Calif., and nine great-grandchildren. Patty was the sister of June Siford, Lancaster; Ralph Gray, Milheim; and Gloria Grey, Emeigh. She was loved by numerous nieces, nephews and friend, Walter Snyder who was very dear to her heart. She graduated from Barnesboro High School in 1952, and soon after married James F. Yonkoske. She was employed by Lodico/Murphy/Champion Motors, Northern Cambria, as a bookkeeper for 52 years until her retirement. A devout Catholic, she was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She loved to read books and write stories and poems. Most of all, she loved her family and friends and reveled in their accomplishments. Patty wanted to be remembered for her loving personality, abundant knowledge and incredible sense of humor. At Pat’s request, there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Committal, Holy Cross Cemetery. Long-Contres Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, is in charge of arrangements.
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