Stanley Michael Yonak

June 12, 1931 - May 28, 2021

06/12/1931 - 05/28/2021

Past Services

Saturday June 05, 2021
St. Mary Cemetery
Martins Ferry, OH 43935
740-676-6115 | Directions
Saturday June 05, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Saturday June 05, 2021
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions

Stanley Michael Yonak, 89, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

He was born in Martins Ferry, OH, June 12, 1931, a son to the late Albert and Mary Yonak. Stan was a US Navy Veteran and retired from Mobay after numerous years of service. He was also a member of the Belmont-Jefferson Beagles Club and the Polish Club. Stan was an avid gardener and loved to can and share with others his produce. A devoted sports fan, his teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates and anything WVU. He will be known and missed for his awesome story telling abilities and his passion for rabbit hunting with his brother.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his six siblings, Ted, George, John, Frank, Wanda and Helen.

Stan is survived by his wife, Barbara Yonak of Wheeling; further survived by his first wife, Bonnie Yonak of Martins Ferry and their four children, Erin (Joe) Barrett of Brilliant, OH, Kim (Mike) Johnson of Etters, PA, Lisa (Bob) Weber of Oshkosh, WI and Michael (Krista) Yonak of Tamarac, FL; six grandchildren, Angelo, Jarod, Matt, Rachel, Sara and Haley and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, especially the staff of 3 Center Unit, for all of their dedicated support and care.

Family and friends will be received Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 11 am until time of services at 1 pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. Interment and military honors will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Martins Ferry, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Nursing Home by clicking here.

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Barry & Kelly Voytecek Family
2 years ago

Deepest sympathy and you all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Mr. Yonak. Lisa, Erin, Kim, & Michael, god bless & take care.

Joshua and Jill Jebbia
2 years ago

Mr. Yonak was a joy to know , always a smile and kind words , he will always be remembered as one of our favorite customers. Our deepest sympathies to your family.

Verda Jones
2 years ago

Lisa, who would ever thought we would meet again like this after all these years, and getting to meet Erin too. You and your families have my deepest sympathy. It’s been a hard three plus years for your Dad and Jim too but they are at rest in God’s loving arms now.Years ago Jim belonged to the Beagle Club so maybe now they are sharing hunting stories!! With love and prayers…God bless.

Sarah Luikart
2 years ago

Stan was one of the kindest souls I have ever met. He was a wonderful husband to Barbara, a great friend and neighbor to all, and a sweet uncle to myself. It has broken our hearts to see him and Barbara apart over the last couple of years in different nursing homes, but until they can meet again, Stan will remain in our loving memory.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Stanley Michael Yonak, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Stanley Michael Yonak, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Jackie L Marling
2 years ago

You are in my thoughts and prayers, Miss all of you.

Lou Martin
2 years ago

In the seventies every Saturday in November December and we’ll into January Stan, his brother Ted, Chester Mick, John and Dave Lucas, and I would hunt rabbits. We would freeze most of them and Ted would cook hem with his secret spaghetti recipe and I’d cook some with gravy. We would have “a feed” at either Piatek’s nightclub in Fairpoint or Teds home in Martins Ferry. We’d feed dozens. Stan got me into the group as we worked at Mobay together. He and Ted were so close. Those were wonderful times and Stan was great to include me. He was a first me man.