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2100 Perkiomen Avenue
READING, PA 19606
Phone: 610-376-7121
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Michael Yourkavitch

Michael L. Yourkavitch

Tuesday, March 22nd, 1955 - Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Obituary

Michael Lee Yourkavitch, 64, of Alsace Township, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020, in his home. Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Marguerite D. (Bieber) Yourkavitch. He was a 1973 graduate of Fleetwood High School and was a member of Fleetwood Golf League, Kutztown Lions Club, and Berks County Realtors. Over his career, Michael was the Manager of Stauffer's in Blandon, worked in the hardware department at Home Depot, and was a realtor with Coldwell Banker. Michael is survived by his children: Dr. Jennifer M. Yourkavitch, wife of Robert Carty; Jess M., husband of Melissa; Jill A. Faber, fiancee of Robert Stichter; Joseph B., husband of Kaitlyn; and, Jake A., partner of Emilie Pinkasavage; as well as ten grandchildren. He is also survived by former wife and the mother of his children, Mary Jo Auman, and siblings Linda Shaffer, Edward, Diane Weand, and twin brother Martin. Visitation with family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with services beginning at 11:00 am in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., 2100 Perkiomen Avenue, Mt. Penn. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Eastern Amputee Golf Association, 2015 Amherst Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com
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  • Visitation

    March 14th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    March 14th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Lutz Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    2100 Perkiomen Avenue
    Mt. Penn, PA 19606
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  • Service

    March 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    March 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Lutz Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    2100 Perkiomen Avenue
    Mt. Penn, PA 19606
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    Officiant
    Rev. Patrick W. Morris

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Jill Faber

Posted at 08:38am
Good morning,
We are all here today to remember, to reflect, to embrace the life of Michael Lee Yourkavitch.
Through circumstances I was able to get to know Mike on a very personal level. Mike had given me a place to live for a year and a half. But that was who Mike was. During that year and a half, we became very close friends. When being introduced, I was the daughter’s boyfriend, but later it became, “the son-in-law”.
Mike was a strong-minded man, kind man.
Mike was a man you wanted to get to know. And once you did you couldn’t help but to love him…Or shake your head and say what the heck Mike…
Some of you know him as Mike.
Some of you know him Mikey.
Some of you know him at Mr. Yourkavitch.
Some of you know him as grandpop.
And some of you know him as DAD.
We may feel he was taken from us. Taken from us to soon. But we need to be reminded that Mike, Dad, grandpop, Brother, friend…was never ours to be taken away.
Mike belonged to God. He was on loan to us. He was placed in our lives for many reasons. And in some way or another has taught us all something.
Maybe to be a better friend.
To be a better son or daughter, brother or sister.
To be a better parent.
For me, he taught me to be a better man and father.
Mike will always be remembered and loved.
We will all laugh at the good times and we all most certainly will cry at the sad times.
I will miss the times he scolded me because I was standing in the way of his view of the nurses walking down the hall. And the way he always kept telling me without a single word that I was number 1… . I will miss the John Wick movie marathons. I will miss watching Monday Night RAW with him.
What I WON’T miss are the times he snuck up on me with his electric scooter when I was working on his car or working in the garage and scared the crap out of me!
As you look around you will see a part of Mike in everyone he has touched.
His sons…his daughters…his grandchildren…
and in his soon arriving grandson, “Hunter Michael Stichter”
Mike’s physical being will be laid to rest…his soul has returned to God…But his Spirit will live in everyone of us.
Thank you, Lord, for lending us Mike for a little while.
Thank you for all that you have done for me,
Robert
 

Linda Shaffer Posted at 10:37am

Beautiful tribute, Robert. He thought the world of you! Told me many times. Thanks you for always being there for Mikey, my awesome, tough guy brother.
 
AI

Ashley Isamoyer Posted at 12:01am

He was lucky to have you to help him! Great tribute!
JF

Jill Faber

Posted at 08:05am
I love you Grandpop. I miss you. Grandpop, we will put a bracelet next to you so you're always with me. I will protect you.
Love, Alexia
 
AI

Ashley Isamoyer Posted at 12:01am

🥰
 

Linda Shaffer Posted at 07:59pm

Awwww!
JF

Jill Faber

Posted at 08:03am
My Daddy, the Greatest Man I Know,
Although Dad wasn't a man of many words at times, he always found the right words to say to me. He knew what to say and how to say it. He is what I believe to be the greatest man, father, friend, and comforting soul to me and to anyone who has ever known him. Despite all of his hardships, setbacks, and struggles, he continued to persevere and remain strong and positive.
He was always there to help anyone in need, even complete strangers. He did not ask for much and led a simple life so that he could help others. He put everyone's needs first before his own. He was always so easy-going, patient, and supportive. It is no surprise to me that he was so very well liked, admired, respected, appreciated, and loved by all of us.
I will forever cherish the endless nights of playing card games, playing dominos, playing HORSE with us kids, his singing of Elvis songs, his infectious and adorable laugh, taking him out to breakfasts, and having dinners with him, the numerous family gatherings, the endless conversations with him about his childhood, his experiences, his "stories" that would make everyone laugh and would fill a room with warmth and laughter, spending time with him watching his infamous movie selections consisting of: "Daylight, "John Wick," "Duets," and old western classic movies.
It is my greatest hope and wish that my children grow to be loving, caring, kind, supportive, independent, strong individuals, and positive role models just like my dad was to all of us!
I love you Daddy with all of my heart and soul. I will miss you every day, but I will cherish and keep close to me every single moment I have had the pleasure and blessing of being in your company. You will always be a part of all of us, and you will always remain close to my heart.
Love your "Peanut" (Jill)
 

Linda Shaffer Posted at 10:39am

So touching, Jill.
 
AI

Ashley Isamoyer Posted at 11:59pm

He will always be with you! ❤
AL

Anita Leazier

Posted at 02:53pm
Great guy who was like an Uncle to my daughter. God Bless and rest in peace awesome man!
LF

Lee and Rex Foxwell

Posted at 12:08pm
Our memories and prayers are with you.
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