Jan Michael Yarosz

May 23, 1945March 29, 2019
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Jan Michael Yarosz, 73, of Kokomo, passed away at 9:48 PM Friday, March 29, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital-Kokomo. Born May 23, 1945 in Rochester, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Jean (Lesniak) Yarosz and the late Ted Yarosz. He was a veteran who served in the United States Army. He was a 1963 graduate of Monaca High School in Pennsylvania and a 1967 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. On August 17, 1968, in Monaca, Pennsylvania, he married Patricia Anne Glass, and she survives. He was employed at Haynes International for 32 years, retiring in January 2019. He served on the board at Haynes Community Federal Credit Union for many years. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He enjoyed hiking at Acadia National Park in Maine and visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He loved spending time with his family, and he especially enjoyed his ten grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of over 50 years Patty Yarosz; two sons Mark (Jill) Yarosz of Valparaiso, Indiana and Matthew (Yenniffer) Yarosz of Tucson, Arizona; one daughter Megan (Joel) Wahlman of Butlerville, Indiana; his mother Jean Yarosz of St. Paul, Minnesota; two brothers Larry (Sherry) Yarosz of Kokomo and Robert (Kelly) Yarosz of Inverness, Illinois; one sister Judy (Ralph) Brown of St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also survived by ten grandchildren; Elizabeth, Eli, Zachary, Veronica, Ryan, Lauren, Luke, Kaitlyn, Michelle and Nash; and several nieces and nephews. Jan was preceded in death by his father and one brother Thaddeus. A funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, April 5, 2019 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1204 N. Armstrong Street, Kokomo with Father Brian Dudzinski celebrating. A committal service will follow at Sunset Memory Garden. The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Thursday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo; also from 1-2 PM Friday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary.


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Bob Darden

April 11, 2019

Jan and I were classmates at Hampden-Sydney. I remember him as a kind, thoughtful person. quiet and reserved, who played his heart out on the basketball court. Rest in peace Big Man and enjoy the great basketball games in Heaven.

Linda Santeufemia

April 6, 2019

Please accept my deepest sympathy. You and Jan were one of the “lucky” couples to have shared your deep love for 50 years. I salute you.

JoAnn Latshaw

April 2, 2019

Patty, please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Jan. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers💜

Bill Rote

April 2, 2019

One of the kindest and gentlest people I have ever known. And a guy with a great sense of humor. Prayers and sympathy to the family. Rest in peace big guy and old friend.

Rosanne Robinson

April 2, 2019

To all of the Yarosz family... my deepest sympathies to everyone. May God Bless You all during this difficult time.