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Richard "Joe" Allen Yackanech

September 17, 1957 ~ February 21, 2019 (age 61)

Richard Allen “Joe” Yackanech, 61 of Elkton, MD, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 in the Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Unit at Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore, MD.


Born in Great Lakes, IL, on September 17, 1957, he was the son of the late Mike and Mary Virginia (Criss) Yackanech.


Joe worked in management for commercial construction.  He enjoyed fishing, and music, listening to the Blues and Rock and Roll.


Survivors include his life companion: Cynthia Morgan Johnson; sons: Adam L. Yackanech of Newark, DE, Joseph M. Yackanech of Rockville, MD, John E. Yackanech of Salisbury, MD, Chris Brown of Chesapeake City, MD; a sister: Patricia A. Hughes of Tallahassee, FL; his brother: Michael E. Yackanech of North East, MD; and his five grandchildren: Leah, Kyle, Allison, Aiden and Braeden.


In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded by a brother: Charles Frederick Yackanech.


Friends may call Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Coastal Conservation Association Maryland at



Donations may be made to:

Coastal Conservation Association Maryland
P.O. Box 309, Annapolis MD 21401
Tel: 1-800-201-3474

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