Rosemary Yager Yesnowski
May 10, 2019


Mrs. Rosemary (Yager) Yesnowski, 85, of Duryea, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family following a lengthy illness.

She was the daughter of the late John and Jennie (Raub) Yager. On April 23, 2019, Rosemary and her husband, Joseph A. Yesnowski, celebrated their 64thWedding Anniversary.

She was a graduate of the Duryea High School, Class of 1951. Rose was the Salutatorian of her class along with being a cheerleader. She was a member of the Executive Committee, the Yearbook Typist and she served on the Write-Up Committee for her class. Rose was on her High School Class Reunion Committee for many years.

She was an active member and served as a President of the Duryea Little League Baseball Ladies Auxiliary for several years.

Rose was a member of the former St. John the Baptist Church, Pittston from birth until the church closed, at which time, she joined Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, West Wyoming, which was later merged to form St. Monica’s Parish.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Rose attended all of her children's and grandchildren's functions and sporting events. Rose and Joe enjoyed life to the fullest together and spent many years vacationing in Dover, Rehoboth and Dewey Beach, Delaware.

Surviving in addition to her husband are:
Son, John Yesnowski and his wife, Sandy, (Ruda) of Old Forge
Daughter, Joline Sobeck and her husband, Frank, of Luzerne
Grandson, Nick Sobeck of Luzerne and his fiancee’ Kristen Cebula
Granddaughter, Kelci Yesnowski of Old Forge
Cousins, nieces and a nephew.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Guy Fasciana, "her niece", Dr. Joyce Burnside, Dr. Henry Fesniak, Dr. Mark Bernardi and Kara Levandowski PA-C, Dr. Melissa Obmann, Dr. Brian Martin, the staff of Superior Home Health Care and the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice. A special thank you to her pastor, Rev. Peter Tomczak and longtime friend, Msgr. John Bendik.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Monica’s Parish, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 363 West Eighth Street, West Wyoming, her Pastor the Reverend Peter Tomczak will be the celebrant. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Duryea. A viewing for family and friends will be held at the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A viewing will also be held prior to the funeral mass at the church on Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. To leave an online condolence for Rosemary's family, please visit the funeral home website, If desired, memorial contributions can be made to St. Monica’s Parish, 363 West Eighth Street, Wyoming, PA 18644 or Compassionate Care Hospice, 366 North Main Street, Taylor, PA 18517.


Guestbook Entries

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you, The Crane Family

Michael Crane (about 1 year ago)


John Mcglynn (about 1 year ago)

I was so saddened to hear about Mrs. Yesnowski's passing. Some of the most memorable memories that I will always have was just sitting on your porch and talking to Jennie and your mom (wife). Her character is beyond words. My heart goes out to Joe, Joline, Johnny and the rest of the family.

Jackie Stefanowicz (about 1 year ago)

Dear Joe, Please accept my sincerest sympathies on the passing of Rosemary. I remember her well as a super cheerleader for Duryea High School back in the day. I'm sure she will be greatly missed by you and your family. Most Sincerely

Bernie Stiroh (about 1 year ago)

Sorry to read about Rose's passing. Good memories of visits so long ago. Sending Prayers for God's Loving Peace through this difficult time and beyond.

Stan Nazarchuk (about 1 year ago)

Sorry for your loss. She was a Great Friend.

Bob&Theresa Ryzner (about 1 year ago)

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a wonderful person and I know she will be greatly missed by you & your family. May she rest peacefully in the arms of our Lord.

Mary lou & Michael Orlando (about 1 year ago)

So very sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family.

Janice Gromelski Miller (about 1 year ago)

So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Suellen and Tom Kravulski (about 1 year ago)

Joe. Very sorry for your loss.

Elaine Gydish (about 1 year ago)

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