Charlene Yanits

Obituary of Charlene Murray Yanits

Charlene Murray Yanits, 70, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in UPMC Shadyside following a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 24, 1949 in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Charles Patrick “Jiggs” Murray and Ruth L. (Cox) Murray. Prior to retirement, Charlene was employed by the Veterans Cab Company. She was well known for her excellent cooking and baking skills, especially during the Christmas holidays. She loved Christmas trees and always had several in her home, each decorated with her personal touch. She loved taking pictures at family gatherings and creating memories for everyone that would last forever. Among her favorite pastimes were going for rides in the country with her husband Rudy and watching the wildlife in her backyard. Everyone Charlene met walked away feeling the love and optimism that she shared naturally in her everyday life. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 Charlene is survived by her husband, Rudy Yanits, children: Morris Cooper and his wife Vicky, Tammy Joles and her husband Gene, Sherri Bryer and her husband Bobby, Shannon Cooper and his wife Jill, Brad Yanits, and Brooke DeMasellis and her husband Andrew; twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren with one more on the way; two sisters, Ruth Fajt and Betty Marinchek; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Saturday October 24th and Sunday October 25th from 11 AM until 9 PM at the Christian Life Fellowship Church, 621 Marguerite Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 PM Sunday in the church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 26th at 11:30 AM at the church with Assistant Pastor Buddy Young officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. The Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. in Latrobe has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com to post an online condolence. Charlene’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all who sent their thoughts and prayers during her illness. It was truly meaningful to her and her family.
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Saturday
24
October

Visitation

11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Christian Life Fellowship Church
621 Marguerite Road
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Sunday
25
October

Visitation

11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Christian Life Fellowship Church
621 Marguerite Road
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Monday
26
October

Funeral Services

11:30 am
Monday, October 26, 2020
Christian Life Fellowship Church
621 Marguerite Road
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Monday
26
October

Interment Service

1:30 pm
Monday, October 26, 2020
St. Clair Cemetery
964 St. Clair Way
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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