Charles “Chach” Yakos, 86 of Staunton, died Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at Community Hospital in Staunton. He was born on September 21, 1933, in Staunton, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bartel Yakos. He married Jackie Bradley in November of 1957 in Granite City and she survives.
“Chach” served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a foreman at an aluminum factory in Madison for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton, Staunton American Legion Post #362, Staunton VFW Post #1241, Staunton City Park Board, Staunton School Board, Staunton Township Board, and was a Little League Coach for many years.
“Chach” is survived by his wife, Jackie Yakos of Staunton; four children, Susan (Dick) Maddalon, Bart (Diana) Yakos, Brad (Maria) Yakos, and Lynn (Pete) Vogel; 10 grandchildren, Becky, Jared, Katie, Marilyn, Matt, Sarah, Emma, Ruth, Greg, and Chris; 9 great-grandchildren, Jesse, Chloe, Cameron, Joey, Josiah, Jaxson, Landon, Gabe, and Madyson; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Simon; four brothers, Tony, Frank, Ed, and John (in infancy); and two sisters, Mae Smith and Emma Schwandner.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 AM on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. A memorial service will follow at 11 AM at Williamson Funeral Home with Father George Radosevich officiating. Interment of cremains will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Staunton Education Foundation or to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice.