Eastford – Steve M. Yakis, 47, of Boston Turnpike, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in UMASS Memorial Hospital. Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of Estelle (Lavallee) Yakis of Putnam and the late Andreas Yakis.
Mr. Yakis worked as an electrical engineer for Pratt & Whitney for 27 years. Steve was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and playing basketball when he was younger. He also enjoyed coaching his son’s baseball and basketball teams.
In addition to his mother, Steve is survived by his sons, Ryan, Matthew, and Nathan Yakis of Eastford; his fiancé, Donna Brown of Eastford; and his aunt, Theresa Lavallee of Putnam.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Steve’s family from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sunday, November 2, 2014 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home at 9:00 am on Monday, November 3, 2014 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Eastford Independent Fire Company, No. 1, P.O. Box 333, Eastford, CT 06242. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.