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Michael A. Yanek

November 13, 2013
Salem News

SALEM - Michael A. Yanek, 89, of Salem, died Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 2013, at the Salem Community Hospital.

He was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the late John and Mary (Tabus) Yanek.

Mr. Yanek had been a machinist for 19 years for N.R.M. and had previously been a truck driver. He was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church, member of the Men's Club of the Church, a church usher, bingo caller and had served on the church council for many years. He had been a Boy Scout leader for 27 years at St. Paul. Mike had also been a member of the Salem Slovak Club, Leetonia American Legion, Knights of Columbus Council 1818 in Salem where he was a fourth degree Knight, and a member of Leetonia Sportsman Club and Slovak Catholic Sokol.

He served in WWII with the U.S. Navy.

His wife, Ann C. (Kicko) Yanek, whom he married June 23, 1945, survives him; along with two daughters, Kathleen (Roger) Weikart of Salem and Mary Jane (Richard) Pieren of Salem; two brothers, John (Helen) Yanek of Salem and Steve (Margaret) of Youngstown; four grandchildren, Michael (Renee) Weikart, Michelle Weikart, Lori (Bill) Tungate and Richard (Whitney) Pieren; and eight great-grandchildren.

His brother, Frank Yanek, preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem with Father Robert Edwards officiating.

Calling hours will be held at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.

Mike's obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at


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