Dorene R. Yurichko, 81, of Lititz, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in Mifflinburg, she was the daughter of the late Grant and Jean Shirk Reigner. She was the wife of the late George Yurichko who died in 2006. Retired in 1996, Dorene was an assistant teacher for the IU13, Lititz. In her earlier years, Dorene received her manicure license in 1965 and worked with her late husband at the former Mr. George Hair Stylist, 34 East Main Street, Lititz. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Lititz and the Lititz American Legion Post 56. Dorene was named “Miss Labor and Industry 1956” at the annual State Labor Relations Board picnic in Hershey. She enjoyed cooking, baking, playing cards with her friends and she loved her Cocalico cat, Calie.
Surviving are two sons, Cris Yurichko of Lititz, Jay Thorpe of Kingston, NY, a grandson, Nicholas, two brothers, Winston Reigner of New Danville, Barry Reigner of Phoenix, Arizona, a sister, Diana Reigner of Albuquerque, New Mexico, stepsister, Kathy McLaughlin of Mifflinburg and stepbrother, George Litle of Allentown.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Avenue, Lititz on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Father O’Blaney as celebrant. There will be a public viewing from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Dorene’s memory to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.