George Yusavage, age 93, resident of 21621 State Hwy # 86, Cambridge Springs, PA died Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, PA following an extended illness. He had lived in the Cambridge area for more than 60 years. Born on April 11, 1916 in Huston Run, Washington County, PA, he was a son of the late Paul Yusavage and Josephine Zenskoska Yusavage.
Yusavage, GeorgeGeorge worked in the coal mines around Washington, PA as a young teen age boy until he joined the US Army during World War Two. He saw major military operations fighting in five major battles – Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe as cannoneer. Following his military service discharge in 1945 he returned home to a family farm located in Cambridge Township. On May 14, 1949 he married the former Helen McCall. In addition to farming George worked for the American Brakeshoe in Meadville doing foundry work. His main career was with Teleydene Penn Union located in Edinboro where again he was employed in the foundry. His employment there concluded after 25 years when he was age 63. George enjoyed being with his family – especially the annual fishing trip to Canada which he took over many years with his friends and family. In the year 2000 when he was age 84, he was overjoyed to become a grandfather.
In addition to his wife of 60 years – Helen, George is survived by two sons – Tomas Yusavage and his wife, Jane of Cambridge Springs; and Todd Yusavage and his wife, Anita of North Huntingdon, PA; a daughter – Renee Pane and her husband, Anthony of Abingdon, VA; a grandson – Evan Yusavage; and two step grandchildren – Gwenevere Hoopes and Joshua Jones. George was preceded in death by two brothers – Joseph Yusavage and Michael Yusavage; and four sisters – Mary Bernot; Beatrice Gretz; Catherine Simcheck; and Rose Yusavage.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend funeral services there on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Cambridge Cemetery will full military honors.