John L Yuker

February 27, 1948 - January 1, 2023
John L Yuker

Gifts & Memorial Donations

John  L. Yuker, 74, of East Liverpool, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 1, 2023 surrounded by his family.  John was born in East Liverpool on February 27, 1948, the son of the late James and Margaret (Lewis) Yuker.  He was a 1966 graduate of East LIverpool HIgh School.  Following graduation he attended two years at Kent State University-Regional Campus.

John was a proud Army veteran who served two tours in Vietnam as a Combat Medic with the 9th Infantry.  After his discharge from the military, John began working at Crucible Steel in Midland, PA and remained there until its closing in 1982.  He eventually began working in management with Belmont Properties.  

Of all of his accomplishments, John was most proud of his family.  In his younger days, he coached his daughters in softball and could often be found cheering on his grandchildren while they played. John was also an avid Pirates and Steelers fan.  John was a DAV member, a member of the American Legion in Chester, WV and was a member of the Lisbon First United Methodist Church.  

Those left behind to cherish his memory are: his wife, Elizabeth (Hawthorne) Yuker, who survives him at home; his daughters: Tanya Yuker and Peggy Yuker, both of Nashville, TN;   Elisha (Wes) Hopkins, of Midland, PA, and Audrey Novotny, of Boardman; seven grandchildren: Schieler Yuker, John Jordan, Taylor Jenkins, AJ Hopkins, Katie Hagan, Sophia Polter, and Ava Novotny; one great-granddaughter, Layla Elkers; brother-in-law, Petes Reed, and brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Rebecca Reckner.  John also leaves behind his nieces: Melissa (Steve) Barr, Erin (David) Neese, Jennifer (David) Tropeck, and Carrie (Jason) Wright, as well as several other nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Frank Keenan.  John will also be greatly missed by his pets: Honus,Mickey,Mazzie,Willie, Miss Kitty, and Wootson.

Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by: his siblings: Jimmy Ferguson, Donna Ferguson, and Charlotte Reed.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 2PM -4PM and from 6PM-8PM at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-Martin Chapel, in Calcutta.  The funeral will take place on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 11AM with Pastor Pat Smith officiating.  John will be laid to rest in Columbiana County Memorial Park where the Tri-State Burial Group will be present to afford full military honors.

To view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and leave condolences to the family, please visit



Visiting Hours

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- Martin Chapel - Directions
Calcutta- OH
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Thursday, January 5, 2023
11:00 AM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • January 03, 2023
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John L. Yuker, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, John L. Yuker, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • January 02, 2023
    Alexandrea Kunert says:
    Dear Liz and family, I wish I could be there with you to bid John farewell. He was a good man that loved his family and served his country proudly. I know he’ll be watching over you Liz. Sending you our love and prayers. Andi & Dale

  • January 02, 2023
    Michael J. Glonek says:
    Condolences to the family - Michael J. Glonek, Class of "66"

  • January 02, 2023
    Arnold & April (Hudnell) Correll says:
    Our sincere condolences to Liz and John’s families. We are so sorry for your loss. We love you.

  • January 02, 2023
    Diane and Shane Handy says:
    Our sincere condolences to Liz and John's family. John will be sadly missed by many, who will cherish wonderful memories.