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Gregorio "Shorty" Yanes

December 14, 1932 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Gregorio “Shorty” Yanes, 89, of Yorktown passed away Monday, June 6, 2022. He was born December 14, 1932 in Yorktown to the late Jose and Antonia Villarreal Yanes.

He loved his family dearly and is survived by his wife of almost 59 years Ramona, daughters; Yoli (David) Dederichs and Patti Yanes all from McKinney, grandchildren Rebecca and Davie Dederichs, sister Rachel Molina of Austin, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Mercedes Salas, Maggie Amador, and Olga Yanes; brothers Alvin, Raul, and Adam Yanes.

Shorty spent many years working in the grocery store business - Griffin's Grocery Store, Tom's Drive-In, Moczygemba's, and Ressman's. This is where he learned to speak German & Polish and he never met a stranger.

He also helped in his brother Alvin's bar, The Silver Dollar.

Next, he began working for Elder Oil Tools and Baker Oil Tools where he held various positions. Although Shorty would drive on "hot shots", he was frequently asked to pull over so someone else would drive.

Some of his favorite pastimes were cheering his beloved Dallas Cowboys, supporting the Yorktown Wildcats, BBQing, watching Westerns, storytelling, and sharing jokes.  He enjoyed mixing his 4 languages in his conversations much to the bewilderment of his family.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and a proud Knights of Columbus.

Pallbearers are David Dederichs, Davie Dederichs, Brandon Villa, Jay Santos, Tommy Villa, and David Villa. Honorary pallbearers are his nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5-7 pm Thursday, June 9, 2022 with Rosary at 7 pm at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral Mass 10 am Friday, June 10, 2022 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Westside Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Yorktown EMS, Yorktown Fire Department, Holy Cross Catholic Church or American Cancer Society.

You are invited to sign the online guest book at www.masseyfh.com

Services entrusted to Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, Texas 361-564-2900.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 9, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Massey Funeral Home
779 N Riedel St
Yorktown, TX 78164

Rosary
Thursday
June 9, 2022

7:00 PM
Massey Funeral Home
779 N Riedel St
Yorktown, TX 78164

Funeral Mass
Friday
June 10, 2022

10:00 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church
1214 Zorn Rd
Yorktown, TX 78164

Interment following funeral service
Friday
June 10, 2022

Westside Cemetery
Westside Cemetery Rd
Yorktown, TX 78164

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