James A. Yousko, 80, of Vermilion, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, after a short illness. James was born August 28, 1933 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and had been a Vermilion resident since 1973.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. James was an inspector for Ford Motor Co. in Lorain, retiring in 1991. He was a member of St Matthew Lutheran Church, AMVETS Post #22, and the American Legion Post # 397.
James is survived by his wife, Phyllis (nee Hicks); children, Jill (Ralph) Shumate of Greensprings, Ohio, Peter Yousko of Vermilion and Dr. Steven (Susan) Yousko of Cornville, Arizona; grandchildren, Teegan, Lonnie, Michelle and Lisa; seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Emma (nee Swanick) Yousko; infants twin sons, John and William; brother, Joseph Jr.; and sister, Mary Schneider.
The family will receive friends Monday, January 20, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 11 A.M. at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 15617 Mason Rd., Vermilion, where the Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military honors. The Reverend Dr. Karl Fry will officiate.
The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 774, Vermilion, OH 44089.