George Thomas Yaccarino, age 73, lived the majority of his life in the small country town of Macclenny, Fla. For the past six years he has resided in Orem as a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Jan. 18, 2021, passed on to the other side of the veil. He had spent 20 days on life-support while his vital organs weakened until he was unable to be taken off of life support. Due to severe destruction of his lungs from Covid, he was not able to return to a life with any quality.
George was born on April 20, 1947 at the Fitkin Hospital in Neptune, NJ, to the proud parents of Joseph Yaccarino and Mary Louise Maurer Yaccarino. He completed his high school education at Wall Township High. His chosen occupation was automobile painting. In which he excelled greatly. His greatest accomplishments were becoming a family man who worked hard to provide a humble home for his wife and three children. He was a very spiritual dad who was a model of reading the scriptures daily along with his daily bread as a Baptist. On June 19, 2011, George Thomas Yaccarino, learned of the eternal truths that are found in the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and entered the waters of baptism, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. He was confirmed as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints on June 26, 2011. He was a faithful, loving, family man who provided his children with a foundation in the Holy Bible. After becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, George, spent as much time as was his capacity, serving others and teaching these truths.
George enjoyed life and was always striving to make others laugh around him. Even after being paralyzed, rare was a complaint of his complete paralysis of his left side, over two years of a catheter, multiple times in ICU, and dozens of trips to the emergency room, an inability to walk or care for himself. Instead, he chose to strive to bring joy to those around him. He would often tell his daughter that he was praying for her.
George was first and foremost a family man. His other hobbies included bowling, cooking a wide variety of Italian foods, known for his pizza, and he was delighted to attend classic car shows. He enjoyed playing games with his family and watching movies. He was a simple man, filled with love, relied on the Lord, and sought to be a peacemaker to those around him. He was and is a gentle and kind spirit with a desire to follow the Lord.
George is survived by his wife, Mia Yaccarino, and children, George Peter Yaccarino, Stephan Phillip Yaccarino, and Christine Marie Yaccarino. In addition, his grandchildren, Johannah Marie Yaccarino, Candice Faye Yaccarino, Joshua Allen Yaccarino, Gladys Nicole Yaccarino, Stephan Junior Yaccarino, Dustin Phillip Yaccarino, and his great-gradnchildren, Shiloh Mekhai Marie Yaccarino, and Ethan Robert Winans. Lastly, his brothers, Joe Yaccarino, Michael Yaccarino, Louie Yaccarino, and Rose Yaccarino.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Louise Yaccarino and a granddaughter Stephanie Michelle Yaccarino.
With the utmost gratitude, we would like to thank the Sharon 2nd Ward for their love and support over the past four years of service to assist with the care of my dad, George Yaccarino. In addition, we would like to thank the many caregivers that have touched and blessed our lives, including Clair, McKenna, Tritney, Kjersten, Lauren, Emma, Brittney and many others who gave special attention and love to my dad to improve his quality of life.
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