Yvonne E. Gavitt


Yvonne E. Gavitt, 89, formerly of Boyds Mills, PA and recently a resident at Forest City Nursing Center, passed away suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, September 16, 2020 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her beloved husband, William H. Gavitt, passed away on October 28, 2011. They were married November 30, 1951.

Born October 26, 1930 in Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Agnes Snook.

Yvonne was a homemaker and always made sure that her family was well taken care of. She was a former member of the Calkins Ladies Aid and was, at one time, a 4-H leader. Years ago, she was a member of the Honesdale Bowling Team. Always a hard worker, Yvonne worked for the Tie Factory in Boyds Mills until it closed and later the Katz Factory until that business also closed. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed making clothing for her children and grandchildren. She also loved to crochet and made many afghans for her family and friends. She always enjoyed playing bingo, going to yard sales and reading books. Yvonne was a big fan of Monday night wrestling; she would invite her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to come over to watch with her. She will be lovingly remembered as a loving and kind mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by four children; Patricia Sheard of Prompton, PA, Mary Gries and her husband, Roger, of Calkins, PA, Sharon Bezyak and her husband, Joe, of Greeley, PA and Joseph Gavitt and his wife, Deborah, of Boyds Mills; her grandchildren, Jeremy and Holly Gries, Nathan and Amy Gries, Adam Gries, Melissa Minor, Brian Sheard, Brett Sheard, Angie Gavitt and Rebecca Gavitt; her great-grandchildren, Christopher Sheard, Ashley Sheard, Victoria Sheard, Makila, Ellina and Colby Sheard, Kalah Gries, Kaitlyn Gries, Tyler Gries, Olivia Gries, Colton Gries, Reagan Gries, Dacota Friermuth and Joslynn Friermuth, Wyatt Gavitt, Joella Gavitt and Leea Cook; her great-great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Gabriel; a brother, Fred Snook Jr., and his wife, Lillian, of Florida; a sister-in-law, Cecelia Snook; and a brother-in-law, Charles Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren: Roger Gries Jr. and Stacie O’Connell; four brothers, Donald, Mark, Thomas and Arlington Snook; and one sister, Veronica Williams.

Graveside Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, September 22 in the Calkins Cemetery with Pastor Bonnie Sheard officiating. Due to current health regulations, there was no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Yvonne’s memory to Damascus Township Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 63, Damascus, PA 18415 or the Nebzydoski/White (Wayne County 4-H Livestock) Scholarship Fund c/o Rosalind Williams, Scholarship Fund Manager, 409 Stock Farm Road, Lake Ariel PA 18436.

Arrangements are attended by the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 North Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 (www.BryantFuneralHome.com ).


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