Edward A. Yanovick, II

June 30, 1928 ‒ July 31, 2007

Edward A. Yanovick, longtime resident of Galion and 45 year member of St. Joseph Parish, died July 31st at 4:30AM of advanced prostate cancer.
He is survived by his beloved wife Joan and two devoted children, son Edward Andrew Yanovick, II of Cincinnati, Ohio, and daughter Dianne Yanovick
Dornquast. He is also survived by son-in law Matthew Dornquast and two step-granddaughters Camilla and Evelyn Dornquast of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He was the son of Ann and Andrew Yanovick of Pennsylvania, and still has two loving sisters, wonderful friends from St. Joseph Parish, longtime neighbors in Galion and many coworkers from ITT/North Electric where he worked for over three decades.

Ed was a Master Gardener: he planted seeds and watched life grow.
He planted seeds at home – seeds of faith, of love, of honor, of duty and devotion.
He planted seeds in the community – helping to build homes for people in need.
He planted seeds at work, where he helped found PECO II – “to give the people of Galion jobs.” He planted seeds at church, through his love of friends and his commitment to creating the St. Joseph Parish Activity Center.

Every year of his life dad planted a garden. Even this year – the sickest year of his life – he grew tomato plants on the balcony of their home at the assisted living facility.
He understood, believed in, and awaited resurrection life, and we look forward to sharing it with him in the future. We hope you do too.

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” We love you, we will miss you.

We invite all of you – friends, neighbors, coworkers, fellow parishioners and Galionites to honor Ed’s earthly life and celebrate his eternal life with us. Ed has now has joined the ultimate kingdom he hoped for and believed in all his life. Please call from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2007 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Very Rev. Michael Schelling, Pastor/Dean officiating. Burial be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, with a lunch at St. Joseph Church Activity Center afterward.

A Vigil Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. during calling hour on Friday with Deacon Greg Kirk officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.