Paul L. Yannes October 27, 1936 - January 21, 2023

Paul L. Yannes, 86, of Allentown, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023, in Sacred Heart Senior Living, Center Valley, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the husband of MaryAnn (Zeleznock) Yannes, with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage last April.  Paul was born in Nuremberg, PA, the son of the late Frank A. and Florence (Nicolodi) Yannes. He served four years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, and received an Honorable Discharge.  Paul was employed as a tool and dye maker for Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent for 35 years before retiring.  He was a member of The Cathedral of St. Catherine of Siena, Allentown.  Paul was one of the founders of the South Parkland Youth Association where he coached for many years. He enjoyed hunting, reading, gardening, stained glass, walking, and, most of all, tinkering in his basement workshop. Paul placed a high priority on the value of higher education and passed that on to his family.  He will be remembered as being very inquisitive and having a great sense of humor, with the ability to connect with everyone he met.

Survivors: Wife; daughters, Diana L. Gaul and her husband, Michael A., Esq. of Bethlehem; Maria Y. DiGirolamo of Allentown; sons, Paul L. Yannes, Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Orlando, FL and Daniel M. Yannes and his wife, Lisa M. of Clearwater Beach, FL; grandchildren, Michael Yannes, M.D., Alexa Dorman, Joey DiGirolamo, Zachary Yannes, Ph.D., Tyler Yannes, and Jake Yannes; great-grandchildren, Luke, Stella, Jane, Sadie and Finn. Paul was pre-deceased by his siblings, Anne and Frank Yannes.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 27th at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield. Friends and family may call from 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. Friday in the church.  Interment with military honors will be at the Resurrection Cemetery.

Contributions: The Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena Catholic Church 1825 W Turner St., Allentown, PA 18104.


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