Maxine Louise Yonosko, 76, of Butler, passed away late Wednesday afternoon, May 17, 2023 at Concordia in Cabot.
Maxine was born in Altoona on August 26, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Anna Marie Long Jones.
She was a graduate of St. Mary High School in Sharpsburg. Maxine attended Robert Morris University. She had been employed as an administrative assistant at U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh. Maxine was a member of St. John The Evangelist Roman Catholic, St. Frances of Assisi Parish in Fenelton, where she was a lector, served on parish council, the women’s guild and enjoyed helping with community dinners at St. Paul’s in Butler. In her earlier years, Maxine was a Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed playing games, crossword puzzles, going to their camp at Tidioute, and most especially the company of her grandkids.
She is survived by her husband, John M. Yonosko, whom she married at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Sharpsburg. Also surviving is a son, Michael E. Yonosko and his wife, Danyelle, of Birmingham, AL; two daughters, Janice L. Fanjoy and her husband, Keith, of Falling Waters, WV and Lisa B. Hoopengardner and her husband, Adam, of Warfordsburg. Maxine was affectionately “Grandma” to her seven grandchildren, John Michael Yonosko, Emmit Yonosko, Oliver Yonosko, Calvin Fanjoy, Autumn Fanjoy, Mae Hoopengardner, and Gavin Hoopengardner. Also surviving is a brother, Eugene “Gene” Jones and his wife, Betty; her sisters, Marie Biernesser, Paulette Main, and Joyce Stephens and her husband, Hal Black, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Dolores Maltese, Donald Jones, Timothy Jones, and Larry Jones, as well as her father-in-law and mother-in-law, and her brothers-in-law and sister-in-law.
Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Frances of Assisi Parish, 668 Clearfield Rd., Fenelton, with the Rev. Matt McClain, church pastor, officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Sharpsburg. Memorial contributions in Maxine’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org . Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.
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