Stephen John Yachuw, 65, of Elkins, passed away suddenly, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in United Hospital Center.
He was born at Swoyersville, Pa., Nov. 29, 1947, a son of the late John Yachuw and Leatrice Shirley Glaspell Yachuw.
He is survived by his wife, whom he married April 13, 1968, Kathy Sue Fankhauser Yachuw, who resides at their residence in Elkins.
Also surviving are one son, Craig Allen Yachuw of Richmond, Va.; one daughter, Melissa Ann Yachuw of Elkins; and five grandchildren, David, Kacey, Bethany and Stephen Yachuw and Alyssa Williams.
He was a 22-year-retiree of the U.S. Navy serving in the Vietnam War and also retired after 20 years as a school teacher from the Elkins Mountain School.
There will be no public visitation, and per Mr. Yachuw's request, he will be cremated.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Stephen Yachuw to the Wounded Warriors Foundation, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 and the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com. A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.