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Paul P. Yuhas
May 25, 1931 ~ June 30, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Yuhas, Paul P., 92, Windber, passed away June 30, 2023, at Memorial Medical Center. Born May 25, 1931, in Dunlo, PA. Son of the late Stephen and Mary (Galanda) Yuhas. Preceded in death by siblings John Yuhas, Steve Yuhas, Anna Yuhas, Mary Urban, Agnes Rhoads, and Sue Single. Survived by sister-in-law, Mary F. Yuhas of Seven Fields, PA and dear friend and helper, Mark Turzak. Paul was a beloved Uncle to many cherished nieces and nephews and their families. Airman First Class from 1952 to 1956 at Tyndall AFB in Florida. Graduated from Saint Vincent College (PA) with an undergraduate degree in English in 1960. Taught English for the Forest Hills School District, Senior High, from 1960 to 1989. He was fondly remembered by many students as a teacher who encouraged them to use their intellect and do their best. In the classroom, he always comported himself as a professional, well-groomed role model and left a profound influence on many of his students. Paul was a founding member of the Johnstown Radio Control Airplane Club and enjoyed many years of flight and fellowship throughout the history of the club. To his last days in the hospital, he regaled family with the history of the development of the model airplane avocation, a passion he enjoyed beginning as an USAF airman through the end of his life. Though teaching was his vocation and Christianity ruled his life, he often recollected how enriched he was by “airplanes, music, and food.” He not only enjoyed music of the organ, symphonies, and Broadway musicals, but was an aficionado of the music of the written verse: poetry. Sharing a main dish, side, or dessert he made for any family gathering gave him great pleasure. He delighted in giving Christmas and birthday gifts, and family members recall his generosity, notably when times were tough. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home of Windber, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown, with Fr. David Peles presiding. Committal with military honors by Windber VFW at Corpus Christi Catholic Cemetery.