Gerald A. Yonker, 64, of Silver Creek, died Saturday morning November 24, 2012, at home, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born November 14, 1948, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, son of the late Carl and Helen (Nocek) Yonker. Mr. Yonker was a graduate of Silver Creek High School, Class of 1967, and
attended Jamestown Community College and graduated with a Liberal Arts degree in 1970. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1972 and served our country until
1975 as an E5 Sergeant. After the military, Mr. Yonker was a dairy farmer and lifelong grape farmer. He was a member of Growers Co-Operative Grape Juice Company in Westfield for over 40 years, also a member of the former St. John Bosco R. C. Church in Sheridan. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed science fiction and
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historical books. Survivors include his brother Robert C. Yonker, a sister Margaret (Robert) Lucas, a nephew Michael R. Lucas, niece Kathleen (David) Price and two
great-nieces Brianna and Allison Price. No calling hours will be observed. A prayer service will be held Tuesday morning at 11:30 with the Rev. Charles
J. Zadora to officiate at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk. Private Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gerald's memory can be made to Sheridan Fire Department, 2800 Route 20, Sheridan, New York 14135