Dr. John F. Yurtinus

April 6, 1943 - June 12, 2024
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John Frank Yurtinus 1943-2024 John Frank Yurtinus, 81, of Vail, Arizona, died at home in Vail from cardiac arrest and anoxic brain injury on June 12, 2024.

He was born in Bedford, Ohio in 1943 to John and Helen Yurtinus. John attended Kent State University and Brigham Young University where he obtained his doctorate in philosophy. Dr. Yurtinus taught history at Western Nevada College for 32 years before retiring in Arizona with his wife Sharon and son William.

John was preceeded in death by his parents Helen and John Yurtinus. He is survived by his wife Sharon, sons William, John, and Corey, daughters Audrey, Natellie, Elizabeth, and Jessica. John is also survived by his sister Margie Yurtinus.

John was an avid traveler, photographer, and reader, not to mention a wonderful husband, father and friend, He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

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Born: April 6, 1943
Died: June 12, 2024

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Curt Torrey posted on 7/9/24

Sharon and William, I was shocked to learn this evening that my former college roomie, band mate, and good friend had passed into the eternities. John was in every way, "one of a kind." I will remember always the times we shared together in high school, college, and on stage. My sincerest condolences to you and may our Lord be with you at this time of grief and loss. Curt Torrey Summerlin, NV