Michael Yokavonis, 72, of Hanover Township passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home.
Born June 6, 1948 in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Joseph and Julia Konick Yokavonis.
Michael graduated from Nanticoke High School and enlisted with the U.S. Navy serving four years during the Vietnam War. He served aboard the Essex-class aircraft carrier, USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) and received the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon for intensive combat operations in Southeast Asia. He was honorably discharged in September, 1970 and attained the rank of Electrician’s Mate 3rd class.
He completed his electrical training at Wilkes-Barre area Vo-Tech in 1974 and was employed as an electrician with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union until his retirement.
Surviving is his wife of 21 years, the former Debra Watson; sons, Jeffrey and Jamie; a sister, Diane Morris and her husband, Robert and brothers, Joseph Yokavonis and his wife, Kathy and David Yokavonis.
There will be no public services or calling hours.