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Orega V. Yanik

June 24, 1925 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 96)


Orega V. Yanik, 96, of Steubenville, Ohio passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the Valley Hospice Care Center.  She was born on June 24, 1925 in Bloomingdale, Ohio a daughter of the late James V. and Virginia M. Nuest Morelli.  Orega married Michael Yanik in June 1945 at a Justice of the Peace and then followed with a church wedding in 1946 at St. Agnes Church in Mingo Junction, Ohio.

Orega is preceded in death by her oldest son Michael Yanik Jr.; siblings Mary Ann Morelli, Rosa Zink, James Morelli, Victoria Kosar, Ellen Burgess, June Laughery and toddlers Joseph and Frank.

Orega belonged to the First Christian Church of Steubenville for over fifty years serving as church secretary for thirty years.  Raising two sons as a single mom, she worked in downtown Steubenville for many years.  Orega retired from Sears Roebuck and the City of Steubenville.

Orega is survived by son Glenn (Vickie) Yanik; brother Roland (Irene) Morelli; sister Midge Baker; five grandchildren Tracy, Stephanie, Tony, Kelly and Kate; seven great-grandchildren Ryan, Jared, Nicholas, Madison, Brody, Nate and Zack.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Monday 10 am until time of services at 12 p.m. with Rev. William Lawrence officiating.  Private burial at Two Ridges Cemetery.

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