Aaron Yatchmink, 88, of Sunrise, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7 a.m. at the Florida Medical Center Vitas Hospice. Born in the Bronx, New York on December 18, 1924 to Julius and Jenny Yatchmink, he lived most of his life in New York and moved to Florida with his family in 1975.
Aaron was a WWII army veteran who bravely served his country as a mortar gunner with the 747th Amphibious Tank Battalion during the invasion of Normandy from the beaches all the way to Berlin, and was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal Arrowhead. Aaron loved to share his war experiences with family and friends.
He is predeceased by his father, Julius Yatchmink, his mother, Jenny (Talson) Yatchmink, his son, Gary Yatchmink, and his sister, Molly Smollen. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Irene (Kahn) Yatchmink, his two daughters and son, Yvette Yatchmink, MD, PHD, and her husband George Burman, of Bristol, Rhode Island, Bonnie (Yatchmink) Bray of Leominister, Massachusetts, and Jay Elliot Yatchmink and Jane Rosa of Wake Forest, North Carolina. His also leaves his three grandchildren, Joshua, Evan, and Haley and his brother-in-law, David Kahn, MD.
A private funeral will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013.
Memorial donations may be made to AMVETS of America, 4647 Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD. 20706, www.Amvets.org. Phone 877-726-8387