Life Story: Bethel Yankowski, 83;

Bethel V. Yankowski passed away Dec. 14. She was 83 years old.

Mrs. Yankowski was born in Elizabeth and lived there for most of her life and raised her family there. She was always sure to provide her children and husband with a comfortable home. She and her husband Michael moved to Somerset about two and a half years ago. She was pre-deceased by her sons Henry, Richard and James Rucki, her daughters, Mary Lou Puglise and Penny Moreno and brothers Butch, John, and Bob.

She is survived by her husband Michael of Somerset, son Bill Rucki and his wife Laureen of Brick and daughter Debbie Sciacchitano and her husband Lee of Somerset. She is also survived by her sisters Phyllis DeSanto and Mary Lou Colby and all of her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Gleason Funeral Home. Friends and family are welcome to visit from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Contributions in her name may be made to the Franklin Township Animal Shelter 475 Demott Lane Somerset NJ 08873.


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