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Teresa L. Yatko

Teresa L. Yatko, age 62, 8 W. Park Street, Bloomsburg., died 8:05 p. m. Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville , where she was a patient for ten days. She had been in ill health  for 11 months.

Born in Berwick on January 3, 1956, she was daughter of Marguerite (Leggiere) Lovecchio of Berwick and the late Angelo Lovecchio, Sr. She was a 1973 graduate of Berwick High School and a 1976 graduate of the McCann School of Business in Hazleton.

Teresa resided in Bloomsburg since 1987 and previously lived in Hazleton for 11 years. She was employed at the former Hazleton State General Hospital for 22 years as an administrative secretary and for the past 20 years, she was the office manager for her husband's dental practice in Bloomsburg.

She was a devoted member of St. Columba Catholic Church where she was the chairperson of the bake sale at the annual Winterfest.

Teresa enjoyed hiking and skiing in Vermont as well as traveling around the world. She loved cooking and entertaining family and friends. She was an active member of the Free To Breathe program.

Surviving in addition to her mother, is her loving  husband, Joseph  J. Yatko, DMD, with whom she celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary on May 2, 2017; three brothers: Joseph Lovecchio, and his wife Alice, Warminister; Anthony Lovecchio, Berwick; Angelo Lovecchio, Jr., and his wife Peggy, Dallas; a  sister Mary, wife of Joseph Quinto, Philadelphia; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She will  also be remembered by a multitude of lifelong friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a. m. in  St. Columba Catholic Church, 342 Iron Street, Bloomsburg, by Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Berwick. Friends may call on Sunday from 4-6 p. m. at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.

Friends may remember Teresa with a contribution to Free To Breathe, 1 Point Place, Suite  200,  Madison, WI  53719 or to St. Columba Catholic Church, 342 Iron St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

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A candle was lit in memory of Teresa Yatko

Paul and Lois Kinney Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family and staff,. Teresa was always kind and loving to us. May her memory live on forever.

Paul & Lois Kinney Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Teresa Yatko

Judy DiBonifazio Smith Jan 16 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Joe, please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Theresa. Our thought and prayers will be with you. We will always remember her smiles and laughter. John and Mary Anne Mitchell

John and Mary Anne Mitchell. Jan 14 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Dr Yatko

Sosnoski Family Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

Joe,I am very sorry for your loss.Teresa was always kind to me when I came into the office. She will be missed by all.Keeping you in my prayers.

Jeff Albertson Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Teresa Yatko

Ron & Alice Derr Jan 9 2018 12:00 AM

Dr Yatko,
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
Don, Vern, Heather, Dominick and Melissa Brusseau

The Brusseau families Jan 8 2018 12:00 AM

Teresa was always so kind whenever I was in for dental work. She took time to make sure everything was taken care of and helped me with any information I needed. She will be sorely missed.

Gloria Underwood Jan 8 2018 12:00 AM

Dr. Yatko,
We were grieved to read of Theresa's passing and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. She was the sweetest person and always had a smile and kind word. She will be missed.

Kathy and Roland Sharrow Jan 8 2018 12:00 AM

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