Dr. Thomas D. Yawkey, PhD., of State College, peacefully passed away on August 6, 2021 at the age of 80. He was the son of the late Daniel T. and Catherine (Hovan) Yawkey; beloved husband of the late Margaret (Gillespie) Yawkey; father of Shaun N. and Brian M. (Jessica Kim) Yawkey; grandfather of Jayden Yawkey; and brother of Daniel R. Yawkey.
Thomas was a Professor Emeritus of 40 years at Penn State University as well as serving as a Deacon in the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 6-8 PM at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3501 Main Street, Munhall, PA 15120, where a Panachida Service will take place at 7 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 12, at 10 AM, at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Homestead. Interment will follow at Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock.
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