Edward "Ed"'s Story

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Edward Joseph Yusko, of Hermitage, Sharon and Farrell, passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Naples, Fla. He was 86.
Ed was born Aug. 18, 1930, in Rural Ridge, a son of Michael Yusko and Mary Matascik. He was a 1948 Farrell High School graduate.
Mr. Yusko was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, 1956.
Ed received a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering in 1978 after attending evening classes while working full-time at Sharon Steel. Ed was president of the Sharon Steel Management Club and retired from Sharon Steel after 22 years. He returned to consulting in the steel industry for two more companies before his final retirement in 1999. He retired in Florida full-time in 2013.
Mr. Yusko was an active member of Saint Michael's Byzantine Church of Hermitage. He was a life member of Elks Lodge 103, VFW and American Legion Post 299.
Ed enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family. He was an avid golfer, bowler and bocci player. He also loved being a spectator of sports, especially those his children or his friends' children participated in.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Helen Marie Vasilenko, whom he married May 30, 1953; a son, Keith Yusko of Orange, Calif.; two daughters, April Taylor of Menifee, Calif., and Shelly Yusko of Quechee, Vt.; a sister, (Betty) Fitzgerald of Mary Ester, Fla.; three grandchildren, Ian, Derek and Dana; and three great-grandchildren, Reese, Lucas and David.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Mary (Petrush) Yusko; his brother, John Yusko; and his stepbrothers, John and Raphael Petrush.
All family members will be in Pennsylvania to celebrate his life. We hope you will join us.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, followed by a ceremony at America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael Church.
Published on August 28, 2017
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