Constance "Connie" Yascavage (Shalongo)
Constance A. Shalongo Yascavage, 73, of Hummelstown, PA, died at home on January 25, 2010.
Connie was born August 24, 1936 in Shamokin, PA, where she spent her youth, graduating from Shamokin High School in 1954. Her parents were Veronica Moleski Shalongo and Edward Shalongo. On July 19, 1958, Connie married her husband of 52 years, Bolek Dominick Yascavage. Together they owned and operated Dominick’s Tavern, continuing their dedicated hospitality in the VFW Hummelstown and numerous civic affairs. A life member of VFW 1687 Ladies Auxiliary, Connie served as Membership Chairman as well as Conductress. She was also active in the Auxiliary Unit of American Legion 265, Hummelstown.
In addition to her beloved husband, Dom, Connie leaves three sons: Ronald of Hummelstown; Dominick and his wife, Pamela, of Hershey; and David and his wife, Cindy, of Annville and their two children, Adam and Kristen. Sharing their bereavement are Connie’s sister, Regina “Jean” Cherneski of Kulpmont; brother, Robert Shalongo of Pequannock, NJ; and two sisters in law, Anne Yascavage of Harrisburg, and Millie Yascavage of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
She will be remembered as a beautiful wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, as well as a good friend, who always gave from the heart. She was a perfectionist when it came to her recipes, cooking, and desserts.
Friends may call on the family at the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, Sunday evening, January 31, from 6:15 to 8 PM. The VFW Auxiliary ritual will be held Sunday at 6 PM in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 1, at 11 AM in St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Avenue, Hershey. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart/Stroke Association, Capital Region, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.
Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com
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