William Yenca

  • Born: February 7, 1931
  • Died: January 7, 2018
  • Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Tribute & Message From The Family

William was born on February 7, 1931 and passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

William was a resident of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at the time of passing.

He served with the US Army in the Korean War and was member of the Hellertown American Legion.

Viewing hours will be held in the Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. and again on Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at the Incarnation of Our Lord Church, 617 Pierce St., Bethlehem. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. JAN 11. 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Connell Funeral Home, Inc. 245 E. Broad Street Bethlehem, PA, US, 18018 info@connellfuneral.com http://www.connellfuneral.com Viewing begins. JAN 12. 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Connell Funeral Home, Inc. 245 E. Broad Street Bethlehem, PA, US, 18018 info@connellfuneral.com http://www.connellfuneral.com Viewing begins. Mass of Christian Burial JAN 12. 10:00 AM Incarnation of Our Lord Parish 617 Pierce St. Bethlehem, PA, US Mass of Christian Burial begins.

Contributions: School Sisters of St. Francis Retirement Fund, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Willie was such a nice gentleman. I used to look forward to his appts. and hear the stories he would tell me.. Prayers for his family..

Posted by Tammy Painter - Hellertown, PA   January 16, 2018

To the Yenca family,
It was with great sadness that I learned of Mr. Yenca's passing. I will miss seeing him at the Tammany. He was one of my favorite customers, always smiling,ready to make you feel good about something,and never having a bad word to say. I always enjoyed our spirited conversations. May you all find peace in the kind remembrances and that time softens the pain of your loss.
with sympathy,

Posted by Sharon Hobé - Bethlehem, PA   January 12, 2018

You will be remembered Willie!
Chris and I always enjoyed seeing you for the blessing of the Easter foods!
You are with my parents , Steve and Irma now, smiling down on us!

Posted by Elizabeth Cerva - Brookhaven, PA   January 12, 2018

Uncle Will,Part of who I am today, has to do with what you taught me about life. You taught me to help people when you put aside your own work, to go help just about anybody, anytime with anything. You taught me about giving cause you would ALWAYS give wether with your mind, your back, your stuff or your words. You taught me to relax when you would tell me to "take a break & have a beer".You taught me about love when you treated complete strangers with a welcoming smile & made them feel like they belonged.For these & SO many more, I thank you. Heaven is a better place with you in it! RIP.

Posted by Ken Stofanak - Macungie, PA   January 11, 2018

Such fond memories of great time at the Beth Boat Club for picinics and birthdays. He was a happy go lucky type of guy back in the day. My sister Paulette was lucky enough to have him as a father-in-law for all these years. Very nice man would do anything for you if you need it. May he rest in peace and may the family have peace and comfort as they go thru this passing.

Posted by JEFFERY PRIMROSE - Catasauqua, PA   January 11, 2018

Hope you and brother Chuck are enjoying a cold one. I'll always remember you as a great guy that would help anyone in need...RIP

Posted by Fred Horvath - Bethlehem, PA   January 11, 2018

My sincere condolences to all of the Yenca family. I first met "Sr" at BBC. He was a man who will not soon be forgotten and will be missed by family and friends alike. My prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Posted by Jim O'Brien - Easton, PA   January 11, 2018

Dear Margaret & Family
We don't have to tell you what a wonderful person Bill was. Always a smile , laugh and a helping hand. A good friend for many years.
Still remember your Anniversary Party. What a beautiful tribute to such a loving couple.
May your memories ease your pain. Our deepest sympathy.

Posted by Dan & Steph Lee - Bethlehem, PA   January 10, 2018

Chip and I are with you in thought and prayer. Mr Yenca is a very nice man whom we will miss. May the peace of God be with the Yenca family. Will and his wife always welcomed us at the Boat Club. May our love be with Bill and Paulette, our sister & brother in law. We love you, Chip & Charlotte. (When you lie down, you will not be afraid.....your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:24) (Trust in the Lord with all your heart;and lean not unto your own understanding........Proverbs 3:5)
Love to all!

Posted by Charlotte & Chip Primrose - Rembert, SC   January 10, 2018

Worked as a Sub-Carrier in Bethlehem 1967 and remembered and liked Bill Yenca. Carried his route once in a while when I got assigned to South Side. What a guy ! You could always tell which "Cushman" Mailster scooter belonged to Bill. Always had a stream of "chew" from the front to the back. Bill, "May your soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in peace my friend". Joe & Charlotte Marks

Posted by Joseph Marks - Northampton, Pa., PA   January 10, 2018

Sending my prayers for peace and comfort to the family during this time. Willy was such a sweet, caring, funny and thoughtful man. I have so many fond memories of him. He will be missed.

Posted by Kirby Huffman - NASHVILLE, TN   January 10, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to Bill Jr and the rest of the Yenca family. Uncle Willy was a good man and will be missed.

Posted by Chris & Kelly Bogoly - Easton, PA   January 10, 2018

Prayers to All of the family members. Willie was the nicest man we've ever met. He always had a smile on his face and showed compassion for everyone. Rest in Peace!
James & Linda Davis

Posted by - Easton, PA   January 10, 2018


Dear Family, Our Deepest sympathy go out to you all. Back in the days we would see Willie at the Tammany Club smoking his Cigar and always talking about his wife and children he really Loved his family, he was wonderful, and beautiful person. The World has lost someone very special. R.I.P. Willie many people will sure miss you and how you made them laugh.
Sincerely, Your Friends Scott & Marilyn Roth, and Karen Delker

Posted by - Salisbury Township, PA   January 10, 2018

Yenca family ... my sympathy to all of you at this time. I remember Willy very well from working at the Post Office. I worked at the post office garage and he would come in frequently. May he have eternal rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Peace be with all of you. God Bless

Posted by Mark Petruno - Leesburg, FL   January 10, 2018

Chuck and Danielle very sorry of the loss of your father you are in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Bob & Kathy McCormick - Bethlehem, PA   January 10, 2018