Michael A. Yerka

Born: Sat., Jun. 9, 1951
Died: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018


Visitation

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home


Prayer Service

7:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home


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Douglas- Michael A. Yerka, 67, passed away at home on Wed. Nov. 21, 2018 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
            He is survived by a daughter Sarah E. Yerka of Wolcott, NY; his best friend and business partner, Margaret E. Bacon of Douglas, a son, Sean M. Kiernan of Whitinsville; 3 siblings, Peter J. Yerka and his partner, Jo-Ann Desjardin of Oxford, Sharon A. Fafard of N. Smithfield, RI, and Jayne E. Orthwein of Gaithersburg, MD; 2 grandsons, Damien Horne, and Matthew Kiernan; his former wife, Judy (Connouyer) Yerka of Uxbridge, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Born in Milford on June 9, 1951, he was the son of John J. and Anita R. (Bergeron) Yerka and lived his whole life in the Uxbridge area. For over 30 years, Mike was the principal of Yerka Engineering and then, Civil Site Engineering, a small civil engineering business servicing the Southern Worcester County area. Mike was well known to local developers, contractors, and various town boards for his common sense solutions to various engineering difficulties that accompanied site development. He was also an active member in the Rhode Island Field Archery Assoc. and USA Archery. Mike was an accomplished competitive target and 3-D archer winning various awards at the local, state, and National level. He also enjoyed skiing and listening to music, mostly classic rock and Jazz.
            His memorial calling hours will be held on Fri. Nov. 30 from 5-7 in Tancrell- Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge. Burial will be privately held at a later date convenient to the family. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to:  Dana-Farber Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center, 20 Prospect St. Milford MA  01757. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: www.JackmanFuneralHomes.com

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