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John Pahl Yaros

September 29, 1956 ~ October 31, 2022 (age 66)


John Yaros, 66, passed away on October 31, 2022.  He was born in Akron on September 29, 1956, to the late Walter and Patricia Yaros.


John was a devoted husband, father, and true friend.  He was happiest around water, especially fishing with family and friends.  He and his wife, Patty were able to spend many vacations together at their favorite beach.  He loved to spend time camping and boating with his family when his children were young, and no one could fold a tent as precisely as he could.  As a grandfather, he was often found reading books to his grandchildren or napping with them in his chair.  His grandchildren enjoyed heated games of “Uno” with “Papa” and “Nana.”  He spent decades as an employee of Yellow Freight/YRC Freight.  As a truck driver, he worked hard to support his family.  This occupation also lent him many hours to talk and connect with his many friends and family members.  He treasured his conversations and relationships with so many and never took them for granted.   


Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Wally Yaros, and sister, Patty Ann Harris.  He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Patricia Yaros; daughters, Emily (Drew) Axline, Katie (John) Murphy, Stacey Moore, and Lisa (Daniel Cucuz) Yaros; grandchildren, Mae, Henery, Nora, Rose, and Anne Axline, Ryan, Claire, and Amelia Murphy, Ava, Alina, and Addy Moore, Penny and Jude Cucuz; brothers, Steve (Laura) Yaros; Robert (Jeanne) Eshelman and Bill (Amy) Eshelman; sister, Betty Jean (Jeff) Hastings; sister-in-law, Sandy Thompson; brother-in-law, Carl Harris; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Funeral service will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319 with Pastor Bill Eshelman officiating.  Family and friends may call on Thursday from 3 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions can be made in John’s name to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter, 2775 Bishop Rd., Suite B, Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44092, or by visiting    To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at


All family and friends are invited for an open house dinner at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 4, 2022, at Weatherstone Clubhouse, 1100 Ledgestone Drive, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.  


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November 3, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Celebration of Life
November 3, 2022

6:30 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

November 4, 2022

5:00 PM
Weatherstone Clubhouse
1100 Ledgestone Dr
Wadsworth, OH 44281

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