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John Michael Yanvary
John Michael Yanvary

August 13, 1942 - December 20, 2018
Born in Franklin, NJ
Resided in Hampton, NJ


John Michael Yanvary, 76, of Hampton Township passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Newton Medical Center.
John was born in Franklin to the late John and Julia (nee Postas) Yanvary. He was raised in Hardyston and graduated from Franklin High School in 1960. A lifelong Sussex County resident, John worked as a Lineman for JCP&L for 39 years prior to his retirement.
John was a devoted member of Baleville Congregational Christian Church, where he handled building and grounds maintenance and was a Trustee for many years. He enjoyed building, especially woodworking and masonry, and was also somewhat of a handyman-extraordinaire among his family and friends. John loved chatting with everyone and was a proud member of the Swartswood Garage Coffee Clutch.
In addition to his parents, John was also predeceased by a grandson, John Henry Yanvary. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sally Ann (nee Little) Yanvary; his children, John Ty Yanvary and wife, MaryJo, Jason A. Yanvary and wife, Joanne, and Zoe Yanvary and husband, Bill Butler; his grandchildren, Caitlin Mynes and husband, Matthew, Kelsey Yanvary, Amanda Yanvary, Justin Yanvary and fiancé, Courtney Brown, Dana Yanvary, Zoe Butler, Rayna Butler, Fox Butler and Jennie Butler; his great-grandchild, McKenna Mynes; and his faithful dog Buddy.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at the Baleville Congregational Christian Church, 6 Church Rd, Newton, NJ 07860.
Memorial donations may be made to the Baleville Congregational Christian Church Deacon’s Fund, 6 Church Rd, Newton, NJ 07860.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St, Newton. Online condolences may be offered at

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Baleville Congregational Church
6 Church Road
Newton, NJ 07860
Sunday, December 23, 2018
3:00 PM

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