YANTKO, Renee M.

YANTKO, Renee M.

YANTKO, Renee M., (nee Uhl), age 57.  Beloved wife of David A.  Loving mother of Aaron and Magan.  Beloved daughter of Dolores “Dee” Pollack (John).  Dear sister of Alan (Kathy), Bonny Burnsworth (Abe), Robin and Lance.  Precious aunt and friend to many. 

Funeral Service, Monday, December 7, at 11:00 a.m. at THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Ridge and Snow).  VISITATION: SUNDAY, Dec. 6 FROM 12-2 p.m. 

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  1. Darla Uhl on December 5th, 2015 2:43 am

    You were my friend the moment we met. You and Buddy are our best friends, I miss you terribly. You would be so proud of how strong your children are through this. It is a testament to you as their mom. I promise to always be there for them and for Buddy. We will keep him close. You taught me so much about life, love, forgiveness, and acceptance. I will always remember everything you taught me. Thank you to my dearest girlfriend for loving me, my children, and your big bear nephew My Jay. We love you so much and will carry you in our hearts forever. Save a place for me…I’ll be there soon.

  2. Mary Ann Buzzelli on December 5th, 2015 8:16 am

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Renee. While words are often inadequate, we know that you have many warm memories that will make you smile, laugh out loud…..shed a tear. God’s peace to you and yours. Love, John and Mary Ann Buzzelli

  3. Jim and Kathy Bell on December 5th, 2015 8:32 am

    Jim and I wish to extend their deepest sympathy over your loss of sweet Renee. We kept in touch on Facebook and she was always a burst of energy and kindness. She was going to help me with a scrapbook of my deceased sister and I sure regret that I didn’t get my pictures organized. I am not like her. Jim had a heart attack on Thanksgiving and is recovering. We planning on attending but if we don’t come he wasn’t able. We loved and God Bless you in your sorrow

  4. The Zlatopers on December 5th, 2015 9:17 am

    Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about Renee’s passing. Our most sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

  5. Billie Zona on December 5th, 2015 10:14 am

    While I didn’t know Renee very well, I had numerous interactions with her at work, and she was always such a breath of fresh air; always so pleasant with a big smile on her face. She had such an air of joy about her, I always felt so good whenever we met. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  6. Karen and John Doughety on December 5th, 2015 7:10 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Renee’s husband and children and family. Renee and I were work friends at American Greetings where she was always the first to help organize our annual Christmas drive for underprivileged families and being creative in finding ways to raise monies, promote the cause and be involved including delivering the gifts to all the families. She had a contagious spirit for generosity and love to everyone. She made it a point to contact fellow teammates when they were ill and was always a shoulder to lean on. When you needed a friend, she was always there to support you. She will now receive her heavenly reward for all of her love and hard works and enjoy eternal life and prepare heaven for all of us who follow her. May the angels guide you. Rest in peace.

  7. Karen Reiter on December 5th, 2015 9:16 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

  8. Claudette Mion (UHL) on December 6th, 2015 9:31 am

    KNOW you are all -family and all her friends are in our daily prayers. Such a difficult cross to bear here on earth. We know Renee is with our Lord, but we struggle so with many questions. Aunt D.Uncle John, Dave, Aaron, Magan…and cousins…my heart goes out to all of you! Love and our prayers
    Claudette

  9. Dolores Pollack on December 6th, 2015 9:53 am

    My precious darling loving caring daughter has been the light of my life – always so full of creativity – enthusiasm – positiveness – and selfless. Others always came before Renee. Her crafts and her family were her whole life. Sundays she would visit many hours – and be our “little girl” – she loved letting her parents dote on her – it was her relief from the worries on her shoulders and she loved her time with us. She not only gave her all to family and friends but volunteered at the Men’s Shelter and did the Xmas baskets for the needy. She did many activities for the APL with her beloved dogs. Her husband, Dave, and her kids, Magan and Aaron – were her life but she always made her Dad and I feel special and blessed to have her as our daughter and best friend. Life will never be the same without her. The sun will still shine but it won’t shine as brightly.

  10. Karen and John Dougherty on December 6th, 2015 12:55 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Renee’s family. She was a bright spot in our working career together and a beacon of compassion toward all of those that needed a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen and someone to spearhead activities related to those less fortunate. All of those touched by Renee have been changed for the better. May the angels escort her to her heavenly reward where she will be waiting for those who love her. May God shine upon her.

  11. Barb Stuber on December 6th, 2015 8:58 pm

    My sincerest condolences to your family. Renee was part of our IRS family and I always remember her being upbeat and positive, never any kind of negativity a huge smile on her at all times. I did see her a few times went she worked at American Greetings. Again I am so sorry for your loss.

  12. Dolores Pollack on December 7th, 2015 8:07 am

    Oh, Renee, you would have been overwhelmed at the number of friends, family, co-workers that came to pay their respects. There were so many tears shed from all who knew you. No One could believe that a person who gave their all – their love, friendship, courage, and aid – could be taken from them. God wanted his angel up there with him. I wish – as I have always told you – that you could see yourself through my eyes. The pride – the immense pride – I felt in that room hearing what an angel you were on earth – from so many many people – will sustain me the rest of my life. Dad shares my feelings and love – and you have left your mark on everyone whose lives you touched. The funeral director said he should have made the room bigger if he had known ahead of time how much you were loved. God bless you, darling. I carry you in my heart and soul and thoughts and feelings always. Love, Mom

  13. Lance Uhl on December 7th, 2015 8:53 am

    To my sister, Renee:
    You will always, always be in my heart. Your selflessness to everyone you come in contact, never thinking of yourself, made you my idol. You are loved by everyone. You and I will always share a special bond, and I promise to look out for your family and make sure they are okay. Take care, my sister and friend. We will meet again!
    We shall celebrate your life, for we have to give you back to God for he needs an angel with your strength.
    Love Always,
    Lance

  14. Judy McCauley on December 7th, 2015 9:06 am

    Renee, may you rest in peace and know that you will not be forgotten. I worked with Renee at CGI and can say she was a smart and cheerful person who made each day a bit better and always had a moment to talk too. She loved dogs as much as I do and we would swap stories of her two dogs and with mine. Sending my deepest sympathies to her family.

  15. Eric Jessen on December 7th, 2015 9:54 am

    I also worked with Renee at CGI. We are definitely going to miss her. Renee had a positive, uplifting attitude that made her a joy to work with. There is a special place in heaven for people like Renee.
    Deepest sympathies to Renee’s family.

  16. Lori Healan on December 7th, 2015 3:08 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Renee’s passing. I sat next to her in Cleveland at the IRS . She was an inspiration and a very hard worker. She will be missed.

  17. Claire sadar on December 7th, 2015 3:24 pm

    I worked at CGI with Renee. She was one of the coolest people I knew in life. She always made me laugh and we talked about dogs and quilting all the time. I am broken hearted about this and can not imagine what the family is feeling. God bless all of you at this time. I will keep you in my prayers.

  18. Dolores Pollack on December 7th, 2015 6:46 pm

    Renee, we had the funeral today. I hope you somehow know that you were loved SO MUCH BY SO MANY. They all considered you an angel. The family and friends shared many memories of you – every one of them talked of your goodness, kindness, smile, and your selflessness. Our family reunited with strength in our tremendous love and respect for you. I can only imagine that my precious daughter is now bringing more sunshine into a new phase of her soul. Til we meet again, dear daughter, I carry you with me always and forever. I hear your voice still in my heart giving me strength to keep on this wordly journey. How I miss my little girl. It still seems unreal that I can’t calll you on the phone or kiss you and hug you but we WILL be together in time and then nothing will part us again.

  19. Stacy Brown on December 7th, 2015 8:13 pm

    Renee, you impacted the lives of so many. As I reflect on the years working with you, I am reminded again and again of your exuberant gratitude. All I had to do was my job, but if I could help solve a problem you went out of your way to thank me. I have taken this lesson to heart and am notching up the gratitude to others in my own life. I was working remotely from SC by the time you came to CGI, but I did manage to visit the office once while you were there. We did not know each other by sight, but when you heard my voice you rushed across the office to give me a big hug. I am uplifted to see stories from the rest of your life, how you were so generous and helpful with your family and community. The last conference call we were on, you heard my daughter talking in the background and your response of joy hearing her sweet little voice has stayed with me. I am grateful to have these tiny pieces of your bright spirit to lift me up as I transition from the corporate work place to the home and family business. Shine bright Renee!

  20. Jim & Nickie Stary on December 8th, 2015 11:13 am

    Aaron,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We did not know your Mom, but we know how good a Mom she was through working with you!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  21. Alan Uhl on December 8th, 2015 3:30 pm

    Dear sister, We always have been close. I hope you find peace. The body is absent but the spirit is here. Love from Kathy and Al.

  22. Carla Jalowiec on December 8th, 2015 8:12 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Renee. I met her several yrs ago at an annual Super Bowl party of one of her coworkers and my neighbor. We became instant friends the moment we were introduced. We shared stories of our children ,etc. I looked forward to the annual get together every year so I could see Renee and catch up on things that happened over the course of the year. As was said many times previously, she loved life and her smile and personality was a ray of sunshine. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family during this very difficult time.

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