Yaskovic, Robert A.

April 16, 1943 ~ February 28, 2017

Lt. Col. Robert A Yaskovic, (USMC) beloved husband, soulmate, and best friend of Maureen (nee White) died on February 28, 2017 at home. “Yazz” was born April 16, 1943 to Andrew and Jule Yaskovic of Yonkers, NY. Upon graduating from Charles E Gorton High School, he attended Texas A & M University receiving a BA in Business Management and a BS in Animal Husbandry. During a 2 year management position with Sears in Houston, Texas he was granted a 6 year leave of absence during Vietnam to become a pilot in the US Marine Corps. His love of flying led to a career of 25 years as a USMC Naval Aviator. During his military career he was an attack helicopter pilot, in Vietnam he also flew fixed wing, turbo props and jets. Accumulating over 8800 flight hours he felt very privileged to fly when jet and turboprops were maturing while reciprocal (gas) engines were phasing out, but still available. During his later years he was a VIP pilot flying congressmen, generals and honored to be a pilot, on a couple of occasions for 2 previous US presidents. He received numerous awards the highest being a Bronze Star with Combat V, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Three Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, Two National Defense Service Medals, Two Air Medals, 27 Strike Flight Air Medals, Two Meritorious Unit Commendations, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation and Two Vietnam Service Medals. Upon retiring in 1991 he flew DC-9’s commercially for just under a year. Finding that life style unchallenging, he and Maureen, originally from Petrolia, bought two farms in Brigden/Petrolia area in 1992, and in 2009 opened the Howladay Inn Pet Resort. Bob is survived by his wife Maureen, and children Robert Jr. (Robin) and Carey of Florida, Tracy (Justin) of Georgia and Paul of North Carolina. Two grandsons, Mason and Carter of Florida. Sister Janet and brother Ron both of New York. Predeceased by his parents Andrew (1989), Jule (2014) and brother Joseph (2007).Sincere thanks to Dr. Enoch Daniel, staff of C.E.E and V.O.N for all their years of care and compassion.

will be held at the STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday March 5, 2017 from 2to4pm and 7to9pm.

A funeral service
will be held at the STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm with a 1 hour prior visitation. Interment to follow at Zion Cemetery, Mooretown.

Charitable donations can be made to C.E.E Hospital Foundation.

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  1. Fair winds and following seas Sir. I’ll see you on the other side Marine. It was an honor to have meant you Semper Fi

  2. Sorry to hear of Bobs passing. It was always nice to see him at the shop. I’m sure he will missed by many.

  3. Maureen, Jim and I are so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  4. So sorry, Maureen, to hear of your loss. I know you will miss him dearly. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. So sorry for your loss Maureen. I know he loved the farm, and will be missed by all the neighbours. May he rest in peace.

  6. Dear Maureen, my heart goes out to you at this very sad time, Bob was always such a wonderful person, and will be missed by everyone who’s life he touched in so many ways. My thoughts are with you, please take care of yourself.

  7. Maureen: So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He will be missed by all that knew him. Wishing you peace that brings comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  8. Maureen
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Bob. I know how much he meant to you as your husband and dear Friend. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Terry and Virginia Leighton
    Dexter and Holly

  9. Maureen and family
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Bob.
    Holding you close in our prayers
    Joe and Lorrie Rutherford
    and Max too.

  10. Bobby was a fine man; patriotic, hard working, clever, comical, and compassionate. His love for his family and total commitment to Maureen was heart warming, and just plain sweet (not a term usually used to describe a powerful Marine). Bobby and Maureen’s visits to Alaska were a high point of the summer, and always ended too soon. We are blessed that Bobby brought Maureen into our lives. She quickly became the 7th Everts sibling and is a cherished member of the family. I join you all in your sorrow at the loss of Bobby, as well as in the joy brought by the wealth of memories, stories, lessons, and love that he shared.

  11. Sorry to here this news. I work in the X-ray dept at CEE. I had meet Bob several times. He was a nice man. Condolences to the family

  12. Dear Maureen, John and I are so sorry to hear of your loss and send our sincere condolences.

  13. Dear Maureen, our hearts go out to you at the loss of your best friend, Bob.
    Our prayers are with you and the family.

  14. Maureen, Susan and I share in your loss of Bobby! We always looked forward to seeing you when you visited us (your family) in Alaska. Bobby was an amazing person in so many ways and we will miss him very much. Susan, myself and the rest of your family are here for you. Please continue to share your life with us, as we will with you. Also, let us know whatever we can do for you now. You too are an inspiration to us. Love and prayers.

  15. Maureen Stephen and I send our condolences to you and your family May he rest in peace.

  16. Oh Maureen we are so very sorry to hear this news. I know that having talked to you that he probably went the way that he wanted to. If there is anything that we can do please don’t hesitate to call as you have helped us out.