Age 83 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the St. Francis Hospital.

Mr. Yacyshyn was a blacksmith with Philadelphia Electric Co. retiring after 42 years of service. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII and a member of the Delaware Veterans on Naamans Rd. Leon was a member of IHM and the St. Hedwigs Club.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia McCarthy Yacyshyn; 2 sons, Joseph Yacyshyn and his wife, Deborah H., of Hockessin and John Yacyshyn and his wife, Deborah K., of Wilmington; 1 daughter, Maryann Schaftlein and her husband, Richard, of West Chester, PA; 2 sisters, Josephine Thieme and Genevieve Jurkowski; 4 grandchildren, Robert, Kathryn, Christine and Matthew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at 10:30 am in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 4701 Weldin Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803. Friends may call at the church on Monday evening, June 13, 2005 from 7-9 pm. Burial will be in St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery, Greenville.