Carmella M. (Gargano) Yesavage

Born: Wed., Aug. 1, 1934
Died: Wed., Mar. 6, 2019


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 16, 2019
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., Mar. 16, 2019
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

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Carmella M. Yesavage, age 84, of Pottsville, PA passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at Manor Care Health Services in Pottsville.

Born in Baltimore, MD on August 1, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Pantaleo and Theresa (Carretti) Gargano.

Carmella was a graduate of Saint Clair High School. Carmella and her husband Paul owned and operated Flower Fashions in Pottsville and Minersville for 52 years until retiring.

She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville and a member of the Lion's Club in Pottsville. Carmella loved bowling and was a member of many local teams. She loved watching all sports and rooting for the Pennsylvania teams.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Paul G. Yesavage on July 15, 2013 and a sister Mary Stock.

Carmella is survived by a daughter Susan A. Yesavage, Portland,OR; two sons: Paul Christopher Yesavage and his wife Jennifer, Harrisburg and David M. Yesavage and his wife Cheryl, Boyertown; 6 grandsons: Devan, Corey, Kurtis, Trey, Cole, and Chase.; a great-granddaughter Kyrah; brother Vincent Gargano, Valley View; and a niece Gina (Gargano) Fredericks and her husband Edward, Pottsville.

In 2016, as president of Manor Care’s Resident Council and a strong advocate for long-term care, Carmella was honored with the inaugural Resident of the Year Award by the Pennsylvania Health Care Association.  She spoke on behalf of all seniors to Pennsylvania lawmakers in the state capitol building to rally for proper funding for long-term care.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, 208 Pike Street, Port Carbon on Saturday March 16th at 12 noon, with Deacon Jack Quirk officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday morning from 10AM-12PM at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be held private at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA.

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