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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Phyllis A. Yilek, 64 – US Navy, Served on USS McKee

Phyllis A. Yilek, 64, of Minersville, formerly of Saint Clair, passed away on Sunday, June 4, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

Born on September 26, 1958, in Providence, RI, she was a daughter of the late Harry Palamar, Jr. and the late Olga (nee Mastor) Palamar. She was a 1976 graduate of Saint Clair High School and worked in local restaurants before enlisting in the Navy in 1981. She trained at Great Lakes as a Navy Hospital Corpsman; serving with the USS McKee, a submarine support ship, and the Balboa Naval Hospital, both at San Diego.

She later worked as a nurse’s aide and was last employed at the Pottsville location of Sheetz until becoming disabled.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Palamar; her stepmother, Mary Lou Palamar.

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Phyllis is survived by her son, Nigel James Yilek, Chandler, AZ; two grandchildren, Emma & Jayden; her sister, Denise Rokosky (spouse, Richard), Marlin; her remaining brother, David Palamar, Saint Clair. She is also survived by her paternal aunt, Harriet Schaeffer, Duncott. Cass Township; nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Friday from 6:00 P.M. Interment with military honors will be on Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 P.M. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

To assist the family with final expenses, please consider making a donation, using the DONATE FUNERAL FUNDS link at the top of this page.

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