YOURKO, Paul, 86, of Colerain, OH, died Sunday, October 7, 2012 at his residence.

He was born June 24, 1926 in Barton, OH, a son of the late Michael and Mary (Fejko) Yourko.

He retired from the former Yorkville Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel. Paul was a member of the Lansing United Methodist Church, Lansing, OH and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, WWII.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine V. (Woods) Yourko; brothers John and Charles B. Yourko; and sisters, Mary Hiner, Helen O’Brien, Veronica Markovich, Joanne Gerevics and Ann and Elizabeth.

Surviving are his sons, Brian M. Yourko of Colerain, OH and P. Todd (Linda) Yourko of Tippecanoe, OH; grandchildren, Steven T. Yourko, Nichole M. Terrett, Bethany L. Galloway, Rebecca J., Susanna C. and Samuel P. Yourko; and three great- grandchildren.

Friends will be received Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH. Friends will also be received Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. at the Lansing United Methodist Church, Lansing, OH with Rev. Julianne Gebbie officiating. Burial follows in Weeks Cemetery, Bridge port, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Lansing United Methodist Church, 55123 Greenbank Ave., Lansing, OH 43934. Online condolences may be expressed at