Jack Oliver Yannuzzi, 91, of Murrells Inlet passed away late Wednesday February 15, 2017 at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet. He was born in Union City, New Jersey on October 5, 1925 to the late Julius and Hazel (Root) Yannuzzi.
Along with his parents, Jack is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Shirley; his brother William and his sister Elizabeth.
Left to cherish Jack's memory are his loving children, Julie DeBalfo and her husband Dennis of Murrells Inlet, SC and Thomas Yannuzzi and his wife Melanie of Myrtle Beach, SC; his grandchildren, Anthony, Michael and Jaclyn DeBalfo; his great-grandchildren, Kaylie and Alexa DeBalfo; a sister, Laura Aberlie of Scranton, PA; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Jack proudly served his country with the United States Merchant Marines. While enlisted he supplied materials, towing, salvaging and general assistance to those in need. Following Jack's retirement from the military, he went on to do various jobs. He married his sweetheart in 1948 and started his family. In his free time, Jack enjoyed reading, puzzle books and socializing with his close group of friends. A humble man by nature, his family will remember his smile that could light up a room.
Services for Jack will be private and at the convenience of the family.
The family has requested any memorial contributions in Jack's name be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105; www.stjude.org
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family during this difficult time.
To view these details and for online condolences, kindly visit, www.burroughsfh.com
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Julie,Thomas and families,
Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He truly was a very humble and happy person. Even though it was usually in Leber's Funeral Home, I would enjoy seeing Jack interact with all the uncles. They would retell stories of the past, with Jack showing them all such respect and admiration. He really did light up a room.
Submitted by Ronald & Mary Yannuzzi on Feb 22 2017 05:34:05 PM
My condolences to the family of Jack - I remember him well, and know he will be sorely missed. RIP Jack.
Submitted by Evanna Teller on Feb 19 2017 04:55:47 PM
I could sit and talk with Jack forever, sharing our stories of the past. He had a spirit about him that couldn't be matched. He will be missed by many. I pray for a healing and peace for his family and those who were fortunate enough to know him.
With all our love, Sal and Theresa Pizza
Submitted by Salvatore J. Pizza on Feb 17 2017 07:52:06 AM
Tom Yannuzzi lit a candle for Jack Yannuzzi
Tom Yannuzzi lit a candle on Feb 17 2017 07:28:30 AM
I got to know Jack a bit, during the last couple of years he lived here in UGL. He often spoke about the UK TV show, "The Last of the Summer Wine", which his wife really liked when she was ill. After she passed away, he wrote a letter to the
show's producers telling them how his wife loved the show. The producers invited him to England to see the show being filmed and to meet the cast, which he did, obviously having a wonderful time. I began to watch the show after hearing his story...and it became one of my all time favorites! It isn't on anymore, and a lot of the cast has passed away....I bet they're all having a happy reunion and lots of laughs in that better place.
RIP Jack, and my condolences to his family.
Submitted by Ray D. USPS, Hewitt NJ on Feb 16 2017 10:50:14 PM
Always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye...
Submitted by Dennis Roos on Feb 16 2017 10:33:44 PM
A great family man. Devoted husband to his beloved wife Shirley. Great conversations at the Schoolhouse Deli over coffee. An American Patriot serving in the U.S. Merchant Marines during WWII against the German Wolf Pack Submarines in the North Atlantic. Over 8300 Merchant Marines died with over 12000 men being wounded against the German U-Boats. Jack was a hero. But he would always say he was doing his job like millions of other men and women. What a guy. What a man. Rest in Peace Jackson.
Submitted by Dennis Roos on Feb 16 2017 08:39:03 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is a very difficult time for the family. Something that has always given me comfort is a scripture at Revelation 21:4, it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I sincerely hope this brings you some comfort.
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