Stephen Yilit

January 9, 1930 ~ October 20, 2018 (age 88)

Stephen Yilit, Sr.


Stephen Yilit, Sr., 88, of Bentleyville and formerly of Avella passed away Saturday October 20, 2018 in Madison, OH.

He was born January 9, 1930 in Charleroi the son of Milorad and Anna Kruczek Ilich.

Mr. Yilit was a graduate of Charleroi High School.

West Penn wire employed him as a maintenance shop worker for several years.  He also owned his own farm in Avella and was a Hesston Farm Equipment dealer for many years.  He spent a lot of time on the farm raising beef cattle.

On May 14, 1955 he married Helen C. Golash who passed away June 25, 2009.

Surviving are two sons Stephen (Leslie Mullen) Yilit, Jr. of Washington and Michael S. (Jan) Yilit of Kingsville Ohio and one daughter Donna (Dave) Garner of Avella.

Also surviving are two brothers George (Iva) Yilit and Milan Yilit and a sister Anna Seng all of Avella; and three grandchildren Dominic Yilit, Valerie Boyd and Rachel Yilit and one great grandchild, Bentley Boyd.

He was preceded in death by a sister Mary Lou (Adam) Skokut, a sister Evata, a sister-in- law Elizabeth Yilit and a brother-in-law Regis Seng.

Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p..m. Wednesday in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 1290 Jefferson Ave. in Washington where funeral services will held on Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Miller officiating.  Interment will follow in Buffalo Cemetery.

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