NEWTON FALLS - Michael Yura of Newton Falls passed on Friday, June 22, 2012 at his residence.
Michael was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Orient, Pa., the son of Michael and Mary Capik Yura.
A longtime area resident, Michael graduated from Newton Falls High School in 1938.
After graduation, Michael was inducted into the United States Army. Serving in the Pacific and Asiatic theaters during World War II, Michael was stationed at Hickam Field during the attack at Pearl Harbor. After reaching the rank of technical sergeant, Michael was honorably discharged on Sept. 13, 1945.
Michael was employed as a carpenter for Ruhlin Construction in Akron.
Michael and Agnes Bechter were united in marriage May 16, 1953. They were parishioners of the St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish in Newton Falls.
He enjoyed gardening and working around his home. Michael was a charitable person, donating his time to help at his parish and contributing to charities. He also would assist others with their home repairs.
Memories of Michael will be carried on by his loving family, his daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth Yura, Mariann Yura and Pauline and Franco Puleo; his grandchildren, Michael (Heidi) Yura and Joseph Puleo; and his sister, Dorothy Yura.
Preceding Michael were his wife, Agnes, on July 9, 2009; his son, Michael, on Dec. 20, 2009; his parents and his sisters, Mary Davenport, Ann Broach and Isabelle Yura.
The family will receive friends from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph and St. Mary Parish in Newton Falls with the Rev. Matthew Mankowski as celebrant and the Rev. Thomas Ungashick as con-celebrant.
The Newton Falls Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a military service to honor Michael for his service to his country in St. Joseph Cemetery, where Michael will be laid to rest.