John Yurkovitch

December 27, 1940 - August 19, 2017

12/27/1940 - 08/19/2017

Past Services

Saturday August 26, 2017
11:00 am
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
16 Ridgecrest Road
Bethlehem, WV 26003

John Yurkovitch, 76 of Wheeling, died peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
He was born December 27, 1940 in Wheeling, son of the late John and Alberta Yurkovitch.
John worked for AEP Electric Co. for years in marketing.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by in laws, Frank and Kay Julian and Ross and Rosellen Julian.
Surviving is his wife, Mary Frances Julian Yurkovitch, who were blessed with a loving marriage of 52 years, his nieces; Shawna Julian of Scottsdale, AZ and Natasha (Dr. Roger Amigo) and great nephew, Bronson and great niece, Brielle Amigo, also, sister in law, Linda(Ken) Gill and nephew Ryan(Lindsey Gill) and great niece Katie Mae of Reynoldsburg, OH. Also, Nicholas (Claudia Gill) and great nephew, Woody and great niece, Colette Amelia Gill of Brooklyn, NY.

Friends are invited to attend Memorial services on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00am at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 16 Ridgecrest Road, with Pastor Tim Spence officiating.

Arrangements by the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove Chapel, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department, 7 Chapel Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 or online at
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Katheen Julian Conrad
6 years ago

Mary Francis, so sorry to hear about John’s passing. Your are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. What beautiful memories and love you will have to help you through this time. My deepest sympathy.

Dana Robson Workman
6 years ago

Mary Frances, I’m sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow, hold tight to your many wonderful memories. It has been a very long time since I’ve seen you, through Linda, I always ask about you as I fondly remember your family. God Bless you.

Becky Baker RN Shadyside, Ohio
6 years ago

Mary Francis, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. May you find peace in memories of wonderful moments shared. Grief is the price we pay for love. God be with you now as always.

Sue Petock
6 years ago

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I was blessed to have had the chance to work with him during his time at Champion Int’l. He always brought a smile to my face, with his outgoing nature and love of life. I always looked forward to seeing him each day. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Frances Dunlop (Yukich)
6 years ago

I have known John my entire life,, literally, he is the oldest of my cousins. We had many wonderful times growing up, and I’ll cherish those memories. Grandma was always cooking up something special for us. When my grandfather passed away, he was the rock that got me through the funeral Mass, I will always be grateful for his strong hug and shoulder to lean on. To me he will always be John Herbert, my big brother cousin. My love and prayers are with him and his family.

Trixie Yurkovitch Studdard
6 years ago

So sorry to hear about Johnny. I remember as a child and he took me for a ride in his car and told me he had a mouse running around in there. He knew I was afraid of mice. He like to tease me. Mary Frances take care, you had one of the good ones.

Lillian K Payne
6 years ago

I worked with John at AEP for many years. John was a fantastic boss and a very special friend. He and Mary kept in touch for many years and I knew he was going through some very difficult times. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time .

Sue Montgomery
6 years ago

I met John through his wife Mary when I sat with his father in-law Frank. He was a nice man and Ben and I are sending our prayers to the family. God bless.