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Rachel Yahwak

Published: September 20, 2017

The Newtown Bee

Rachel S. Black Yahwak, 73, of Trumbull, beloved wife of George Yahwak, died September 16 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., on January 13, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Anna Feiner Black.

After moving to Connecticut, she was an accountant with The Taunton Press in Newtown and an office manager at Cameca Instruments in Monroe. However, her most important position was as the beloved matriarch of her family.

In addition to her husband, two loving sons, Jason and his wife Gail of Gorham, Maine, and Joshua and his wife Kristen of Middletown; four cherished grandchildren, Amelia, Anna, Lucy, and Benjamin, all of whom called her “Grammie”; as well as many nieces and nephews, survive her.

Friends may greet the family on Thursday, September 21, from 10 to 11 am, in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull; funeral services will take place at 11 am, in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association at heart.org or to the American Stroke Association at strokeassociation.org.

To leave an online condolence, visit abriola.com.

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