George Yonker was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He taught his children the value of hard work, dedication and strong family values.
He also had a heart for animals. He loved to care for stray, unwanted and abused dogs, cats and other pets. He rescued many and gave them a loving home.
Early Life and Education
George Yonker was born in New York. He attended Stuyvesant High School.
He was a talented and hardworking pugilist. He also had a strong Christian influence.
After high school, he went to the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, New York. He also studied at Cornell University and Manhattan College.
His parents, Harootun and Dhirourie, were Armenians. They emigrated to America after being persecuted by the Turks during the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
George grew up in Soundview, Bronx, NY. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School, Class of 1941, and was a photo engraver by profession.
George yonker was one of the most storied players in the history of professional baseball. He played for the first all-professional team in 1869, and was a key member of the Cincinnati Red Stockings. He starred at shortstop, and was a standout in the leadoff spot.
He also had a plethora of trophies, accolades, and awards to his name. He was the king of his time, and had a career that spanned more than six decades. He was also a devoted husband and father who taught his children the value of hard work and devotion to family. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Violet (Shipley) Yonker; his children, Janet Elbin and husband Leon, Artemas, Pa.; Judy Sowers and husband John, Little Orleans; Dotty Chase and husband Joe, Morgantown, W.Va.; David Yonker and fiancee, Jennifer Fisher, Little Or-leans; Danny Yonker and wife Lauri, Smithsburg; and Brian Yonker and wife Annette, Little Orleans; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Achievements and Honors
George Yonker has received many awards and honors throughout his life. His accomplishments ranged from serving on various boards of directors to being named a member of the National Police Honor Guard.
He was also a member of the American Legion and was a veteran of World War II. He was also a proud father and grandfather.
His strong work ethics, devotion, dedication and strong family values were passed down to his children. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a strong role model and mentored many young people throughout his career. He was also a devoted member of the Hickory Church and a volunteer for stray animals in his community.
George yonker, an avid outdoorsman in the best sense of the word was a man of many talents. His love of nature and his sense of humor were a winning combination that he passed on to his three daughters.
He was also a well-known philanthropist who helped thousands of people over the years. His legacy will live on in his three surviving children, their spouses and their four grandchildren. The one thing he is most proud of is his life-long commitment to making the world a better place. For him, this means preserving and protecting the natural wonders of our planet. It also means educating future generations on the value of our shared heritage. Lastly, it means keeping the family close. For that, he will be greatly missed.