Robert "Tweety" C. Yatsko

August 15, 1944 ~ July 8, 2022 (age 77)


Robert C. (Tweety) Yatsko, Sr., 77, of New Salem, PA left this world peacefully on July 8, 2022. He was born on August 15, 1944, in Uniontown, PA a son of George and Ann (Bulina) Yatsko.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by siblings: Ronald Yatsko, Betty Jane (Sis) Mankovich; grandchildren: Gabrielle and Anthony Saliba.

Tweety was an energetic and hardworking man who no one could keep down for any length of time. He was a member of the Polish Club, Hutchinson Sportsmen's Club, American Legion Post 51 and Amvets Post 103 where he developed many lifelong friendships. He is most notably known for being a life member of the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department, Pennsylvania State Constable and Menallen Township Supervisor. He always strived to build a sense of community within the area, for example, starting the Menallen Township summer picnic and participating in all fire department activities. 

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Leigh (Klink) Yatsko; children: Amy (Claude) Saliba, Robert (Christina) Yatsko, Jr., Veronica (Michael) Hruska, Matthew (Sacha) Yatsko, Marcelle Yatsko, and Mark (Amy) Klink. He is also survived by sister, Ann (Michael) Andulics; brothers: George (Bobbie) Yatsko and George (Donna) Bulina; 16 grandchildren; two great grandchildren, whom he loved dearly; many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. King, his German Shepard and protector, will miss him terribly.

A staple of New Salem and the surrounding areas, he was a man who could hold a conversation anywhere with anyone. He will be sorely missed by many! Rest easy Tweety, you have fought your nine lives with grace and dignity to the end and earned your rest. 

Tweety’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the Kish-Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., 20 N. Mill Street, New Salem, PA, from 6 PM to 8 PM and Thursday from 3 PM – 8 PM and Friday July 15, 9 AM until 10 AM the hour of Service at the New Salem Christian Church, with Pastor Donald Bowser, officiating. Interment will follow in Salem View Cemetery, New Salem, PA  The New Salem VFD will conduct a Service at 7 PM on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made to the New Salem Volunteer Department in his honor. 


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July 13, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kish-Fabry Funeral Home
20 N Mill Street
New Salem, PA 15468

July 14, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kish-Fabry Funeral Home
20 N Mill Street
New Salem, PA 15468

Funeral Service
July 15, 2022

10:00 AM
First Christian Church of New Salem
New Salem Road
New Salem, PA 15468

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