John James Yuhas

June 28, 1926 ‒ May 30, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

John J. Yuhas, 92, of Delaware, Ohio passed away Thursday morning, May 30, 2019 at The Inn at Olentangy Trail.

He was born June 28, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late John and Josie (Hanus) Yuhas. He was a graduate of Forest County Agricultural High School in Mississippi, where his father served in the Army at Camp Shelby.

After High school, John enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served in the Air Force in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam as an Aerial Gunner, Crew Chief, and Flight Engineer on the B-24, B-25, C-47, C-82, B-29, and KC-97 aircrafts. He assisted in the development of the first United States Operational Guided Missile, the “Matador”.

John retired from the USAF as a Senior Master Sergeant after 21 years of service, during which he earned numerous military awards. After his retirement from the Air Force, he went to work at Sprint Telephone Company, from which he retired after 22 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and various military and civilian organizations.

John is survived by his daughter, Karen Yuhas; granddaughter, Alexandra; several beloved nieces, nephews and an extended family of devoted friends.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Mardelle “Marty” Yuhas, sons Raymond Yuhas and Dan Martin, and his 2 brothers Robert and Ronald.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June, 4, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating John’s life and military career will follow at 6:30 pm.

Contributions in John’s name may be made to Capital City Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive #170, Columbus, OH 43231.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • God Bless You Uncle John! Thank you for your service! I was Blessed to have you in my life!! You are with the Angels Now and all our passed loved ones!

  • Our sincere condolences to Karen and Alexandra and the rest of John’s family. He and Marty were our “next door “ neighbors on Chapman Rd from 1980 on. We will miss him greatly.

    Alice and Ron Frazier

  • My sincere condolences to John’s family. I knew John when his mother (Josie) was a resident of the then Wintersong Village here in Delaware. John visited Josie frequently, always with a smile for the staff. Since I was the consulting dietitian for the facility, we often talked about food. John had the best memories of the meals his mother had made for the family. Her Hungarian specialties were favorites. After Josie died, John continued to come and visit with the staff occasionally. We remembered together. I will always remember his love and loyalty. It was a privilege to know him.

  • So sorry to hear about John’s passing. He was such a wonderful caring man. I worked with John 1979-1986.He was always willing to help in any way he could. We had a bunch of good laughs. He will be missed by whoever knew him. RIP John.

  • Karen. So very sorry to read about your father’s death. I’m glad I got to meet him at the medical office several years ago. He was a delightful person…..and you had many years to enjoy your time together…..even tho it never seems like enough. Hope all is well with you…….can’t tell you how much I miss you as my CNP……you were excellent. Take care and my most sincere sympathy. Sharon Watkins.

  • So sorry to hear about John’s passing. I worked with him at Sprint and he always gave us lots to laugh about. Such a fun and funny person. God bless all his family.

    Debbie (Beveridge) Scott

  • John was always one of my favorite friends at work. Always smiling and laughing, always friendly, could take a joke with the best of them. Even though we had not seen each other for way too long, I would often think of John and a smile would happen to me. Some memories are flooding back as I write this and I feel a great sadness.

    He must have been a wonderful family man. I trust that you might count your blessing for having John in your lives.

    John will be missed by all that knew him!

  • Karen, we were very sorry to learn of the passing of your father. I had the pleasure of meeting him at your office in Dublin. He was a gentle soul with a great sense of humor. We know that he will be missed by you and his family and all those who knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your father rest in peace. We miss you so much as our CNP. You took great care of us and for that we are grateful. Take care.