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Walter A. Yajko

Walter A. Yajko of Natrona Heights, Pa., died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights. He was 85.

He was born Feb. 16, 1918, in West Leechburg, Pa., to Stephen and Mary Sczmjniski Yajko.

He married Elva Mae Brukner.



Mr. Yajko was proprietor of Brukner’s Grocery Store in Natrona Heights, and responsible for rural delivery of the Valley News Dispatch.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Natrona Heights.



He was a life member of the Tarentum Elks, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Hilltop Hose Co. in Frasier Township, the Sportsman Club in Frasier Township, National Rifle Association and Safari Club International.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by a brother, John A. Yajko; and by a sister, Stephanie Pochiber.

Mr. Yajko is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elva Mae Brukner Yajko; by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. R. Douglas and E. Alexandra Yajko of Glenwood Springs; by a daughter and son-in-law, Christine Yajko and Anthony Akillian of Watertown, Mass.; by brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Jean Yajko of Leechburg, Pa., and Alexander and Nell Yajko of West Leechburg, Pa.; by grandchildren Tracey Yajko, Mindy Yajko and Sebastian Wanatowicz; and by many special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30, at the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home in Natrona Heights, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Area Meals on Wheels building fund, P.O. Box 395, Natrona Heights, PA 15065, or to the Community Library of Allegheny Valley, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights, PA 15065.


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