Robert F. Yanik

February 7, 1935 ~ January 26, 2020 (age 84)


Robert F. Yanik Sr. age 84 of Brownfield, Pa passed way January 26, 2020. He was born February 7, 1935 in Brownfield, Pa. He is the son of the late Cyril Frank Yanik and Mary Sophia (Ovsak) Yanik.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by the love of his life Janet L. “Jay” Yanik, an infant daughter Roxanne Yanik, and an infant granddaughter Jalisa Yanik. Brothers and sisters Adam “Tony” Yanik, John “Chub” Yanik, Helen Ducey, William “Nubbins” Yanik, Mary Janosick, Margaret “Peg” Pavlak, Edward C. “Ed” Yanik.

He is survived by his children Patricia L. “Patty/ Trish” Yanik and Darryl, Robert F. “Bob” Yanik Jr. and Jamie, James A. “Jim” Yanik and Judy, Joseph R. “Joe” Yanik and Charlene

Grandchildren James “Jimmy” Yanik, Jaynel Yanik and Malachi, Ryan Yanik and Haley, Gulianna Dunn. Marc Dunn, great grandson Elijah Mitchell, nieces and nephews, best friend Ed Nicklow and faithful little girl Tosha.


Bob was a member of St. Mary’s RC Church and was a retired coal miner by trade, but his love was being a farmer, raising cattle. He enjoyed sharing this with his family. He looked forward to his long rides never knowing where they were going, they just ended up somewhere. He served in the Air Force and was always talking about the place he had been and teaching the family languages he had learned. He was a life member at Hutchinson Sportsman Club and the Amvets Post 103 Hopwood, Pa.

Friends will be received in THE DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME HOPWOOD, PA, on Tuesday January 28, 2020 from 6 to 8pm, Wednesday January 29, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm and Thursday January 30, 2020 until 9:30am when a blessing service will be held followed by a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s RC Church. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. A Parish Wake Service will be held Wednesday January 29, 2020 at 3:00pm led by the Lazarus Ministry.

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