Richard Francis Yankovich, 82, of Benwood, WV, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the OVMC, Wheeling.
He was born October 2, 1933 in Wheeling, son of the late Frank and Anna Yankovich.
Richard worked as an agent for Prudential Life Insurance, and most recently a supervisor at Conoco Phillips. He was a member of the P.A.P. Club, the former St. Ladislaus Catholic Church and St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, and was an Army veteran.
Richard, a devoted and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Phyllis Bober Yankovich, a daughter, Karen L. Coleman and her husband, Mark of Garner, NC, a son, Frank J. Yankovich and his wife Kristin of Blacklick, OH, twin sisters; Regina Brak and Virginia Subasic, both of Elm Grove, 4 grandchildren; Kayla Coleman Jordan and her husband Perry, Ally Coleman Hatch and her husband Eric, Nathan and Sarah Yankovich, along with 3 great grandchildren; Colton, and Luke Jordan and Weston Hatch.
Rich loved everything sports and was an avid Notre Dame Fan. He was a regular at the Independent basketball tournaments, including the St. Vincents, earning MVP and all-tournament accolades on numerous occasions.
Friends will be received on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, WV, where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:00pm
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church with Rev. Douglas Ondeck as celebrant.
Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com
Richard’s family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Richard’s great grandson; Luke Jordan Leukemia Fund, c/o TMCFunding.com by clicking here.