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Brian J. Yeckley

September 9, 1949 — May 15, 2023

Ormond Beach, FL

Brian J. Yeckley, age 73 of Ormond Beach, FL  born and raised in Mt. Lebanon, PA passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2023.  He was the son of the late Quentin and Kathleen (Moran) Yeckley and brother of the late Richard Yeckley.  Survived by a sister, Maureen (Randy) Torcasi; brothers Robert (Janet) Yeckley and Kevin Yeckley.  Brian cherished his role as “uncle” to Julie, Kristin, David (Lindsay) and Dan (Alex) Torcasi; Christina and Michael (Kylie) Yeckley; Kathleen (Deniz) Yalcin and Colleen Yeckley.  He was a “great” uncle to Alaina, Jack, Tyler, Wesley & Quentin Torcasi and Amelia Yalcin.

Brian was a medical miracle, enduring 3 transplants, a stroke, prostate cancer and ultimately blindness.  He fought hard, never giving up – his will and strength to overcome these obstacles became his signature.  Even though Brian lost his sight, he saw the world more clearly than many.

Brian was passionate about family and friends. He was a knowledgeable and avid sports fan, always anxious for fall to arrive so he could cheer on his Steelers and watch college football. In his unique and enthusiastic way, Brian dazzled all who met him as an auctioneer, gemologist or simply as a great guy.  He loved life and was taken from us far too soon.

Family and friends welcome on Friday, June 16 from 4-8 in Freyvogel Slater Funeral Directors112 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park (opposite South Hills Village). Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 17 at 10:00am in St. Thomas More Church, Resurrection Parish. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Please, NO flowers. Family suggests contributions to: Halifax Health-Foundation Transplant Program; 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd.Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Visit to donate in Brians name.
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Friday, June 16, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Freyvogel Slater Funeral Directors, Inc.

112 Fort Couch, Pittsburgh, PA 15241

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Saturday, June 17, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Thomas More Church, Resurrection Parish

126 Fort Couch Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241

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