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George Yaccarino

George Thomas Yaccarino

Sunday, April 20th, 1947 - Monday, January 18th, 2021
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George Thomas Yaccarino, age 73, lived the majority of his life in the small country town of Macclenny, Florida. For the past 6 years he has resided in Orem, Utah, as a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On January 18, 2021, 3:35 p.m., at the Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, George passed on to the other side of the veil. He had spent 20 days on life-support while his vital organs weakened until he was unable to be taken off of life support. Due to severe destruction of his lungs from Covid, he was not able to return to a life with any quality.

George was born on April 20, 1947 at the Fitkin Hospital in Neptune, New Jersey, to the proud parents of Joseph Yaccarino and Mary Louise Maurer Yaccarino. He completed his high school education at Wall Township High. His chosen occupation was automobile painting. In which he excelled greatly. His greatest accomplishments were becoming a family man who worked hard to provide a humble home for his wife and three children. He was a very spiritual dad who was a model of reading the scriptures daily along with his daily bread as a Baptist. On June 19, 2011, George Thomas Yaccarino, learned of the eternal truths that are found in the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and entered the waters of baptism, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. He was confirmed as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints on June 26, 2011. He was a faithful, loving, family man who provided his children with a foundation in the Holy Bible. After becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, George, spent as much time as was his capacity, serving others and teaching these truths.

George enjoyed life and was always striving to make others laugh around him. Even after being paralyzed, rare was a complaint of his complete paralysis of his left side, over two years of a catheter, multiple times in ICU, and dozens of trips to the emergency room, an inability to walk or care for himself. Instead, he chose to strive to bring joy to those around him. He would often tell his daughter that he was praying for her.

George was first and foremost a family man. His other hobbies included bowling, cooking a wide variety of Italian foods, known for his pizza, and he was delighted to attend classic car shows. He enjoyed playing games with his family and watching movies. He was a simple man, filled with love, relied on the Lord, and sought to be a peacemaker to those around him. He was and is a gentle and kind spirit with a desire to follow the Lord.

George is survived by his wife, Mia Yaccarino, and children, George Peter Yaccarino, Stephan Phillip Yaccarino, and Christine Marie Yaccarino. In addition, his grandchildren, Johannah Marie Yaccarino, Candice Faye Yaccarino, Joshua Allen Yaccarino, Gladys Nicole Yaccarino, Stephan Junior Yaccarino, Dustin Phillip Yaccarino, and his great-gradnchildren, Shiloh Mekhai Marie Yaccarino, and Ethan Robert Winans. Lastly, his brothers, Joe Yaccarino, Michael Yaccarino, Louie Yaccarino, and Sister, Rose Yaccarino.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Louise Yaccarino and a granddaughter Stephanie Michelle Yaccarino.

The funeral service will be held at the Sharon 2nd Ward, at 641 South 400 East, Orem, UT at 12:00 p.m., just after the 11:00 viewing. Upon completion of the funeral service, George will be transported to the Spanish Fork Cemetery at 420 S 400 E, Spanish Fork, UT, where his mortal body will be buried.

With the utmost gratitude, we would like to thank the Sharon 2nd Ward for their love and support over the past 4 years of service to assist with the care of my dad, George Yaccarino. In addition, we would like to thank the many caregivers that have touched and blessed our lives, including Clair, McKenna, Tritney, Kjersten, Lauren, Emma, Brittney and many others who gave special attention and love to my dad to improve his quality of life.

To view this service remotely, please go to the Facebook page of Legacy Funerals & Cremations.

To leave condolences and memories of George, go to legacy@legacyfunerals.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 25th, 2021 | 11:00am - 11:45am
    When
    Monday, January 25th, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am
    Location
    LDS Sharon 2nd Ward
    Address
    545 S 800 E
    Orem, Utah 84097
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  • Service

    Monday, January 25th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 25th, 2021 12:00pm
    Location
    Sharon 2nd LDS Ward
    Address
    641 South 400 East
    Orem, Utah
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  • Interment

    Monday, January 25th, 2021 |
    When
    Monday, January 25th, 2021
    Location
    Spanish Fork City Cemetery
    Address
    420 S 400 E
    Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
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Rose Gianfelice

Posted at 03:01pm
My brother George was a kind, caring, and loving soul. I remember him playing softball with female beauties watching him, I always got a kick out of that. I also remember him dancing, doing the shimmy. It was amazing! He would shimmy, till everything in his pockets came out. He had good times with his friends, like Lenny Mateo.He was a comedian and trickster, all in good fun! We all loved George, and he will live in our hearts forever. I know he is with my Mom and Dad, walking around, pain-free in the heavenly gardens of heaven. We will see him in the future when we are called upon by Jesus to join the family

Michael Yaccarino

Posted at 01:53pm
My brother George is perhaps the kindest and warmest personal I have ever known. As kids it was amazing growing up as part of the Yaccarino clan. My father, Joe would refer to him as the dancer. Our older brother Major he would call the truck horse and Louie our youngest brother who Pop thought one day would run General Motors was known as L.J . Joe was quite the character and now you know from where Georges great personality came from.
As a young man George was a bowler, boy scout and played drums for the drum and bugle corps with a friend Carl Vetrano. His first car was a 1957 Chevy which he names This Little Piggie which we waxed so much he wore the paint off. To all he was a friend and will be missed.
We ask God to hold him now and love him as we did in this life.
Amen.

WS

with love, Home Instead CAREGivers and Staff

Posted at 02:31pm
We will all remember George so fondly. He was a kind, wise, and joyful man. It was an honor to be able to help care for him for the past 3 years.
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