Shane Yerkes

Born: Tue., Jan. 17, 1956
Died: Tue., Sep. 19, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 28, 2017
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 29, 2017
Location: Pachaug Cemetery

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Shane Yerkes, 61, passed away on September 19, 2017 due to a short battle with pulmonary fibrosis.  He was born in Ellenville NY on January 17, 1956 to Benjamin Yerkes (deceased) and Patricia Yerkes-Lusk.  He leaves his children: Dr Nicholas Yerkes,  Megan Yerkes,  and Alexander Yerkes.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his siblings: Stephanie Bice, Eric Yerkes, Dena Parker, Regina Negron (Harvey), Joel Yerkes, and Candice Ortiz and numerous nieces and nephews.  Shane was noted for his love of dancing and his infectious laugh that livened up the room.
Calling hours will be held Thursday September 28, 2017 5-7pm at Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home in Jewett City.  Graveside service will be held Friday September 29, 2017 at 10am at Pachaug Cemetery.  For online condolences please go to  

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Alex Marchenko
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Cigna SUWP colleagues.

Dear Alexander, Our sincere sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time, may you find comfort and the strength to cope with your loss. Cigna SUWP colleagues.

Ron, Carole, Danielle, Andy Ives
   Posted Tue October 10, 2017
Nick and family,

We were in Arizona visiting Andy when we heard of your father's passing. We are all very sorry for your loss.

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