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Janina Yarka - 73

4/22/1945 - 1/24/2019

Riverdale and Calumet Park

Janina Yarka nee Szostak. Age 73. Longtime Riverdale, Calumet Park resident formerly of Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood. Attended Pullman School, Fenger High School and Chicago Vocational School (CVS). Retired Obstetrician Technician working at South Chicago Hospital and Roseland Community Hospital. Wife of 32 years to the late Stanley Yarka and former wife of Ramon Quiroz. Mother of Raymond (Phyllis) Quiroz, Natalie (Brian) Payton and Brain Yarka. Grandmother of Vivian Payton. Daughter of the late Natalia nee Bonk and Jan Szostak.   Sister of Eugene (Donna) Szostak, John (late Rolita) Szostak, Chris (Dawn) Szostak and the late Walter Szostak.    Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Monday February 4, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Services at funeral home Tuesday 10:00 am. Burial Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Janina’s name to Memorials Processing, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-9959 or  For further info 708-481-9230 and 


  • Janie Obermeyer

    on 01/31/19

    Ray... Don & I are so sorry for your loss. Mothers always hold a special place in your heart. We know you will miss her dearly. The angels will look after her now. Blessings to you and your family.
  • R. Ross

    on 04/16/19

    My heartfelt condolences to the Yarka Family for the loss of precious love one Janina.  May your family continue to find the strength to endure during this very difficult time and comfort from the Hope our loving Father, Jehovah has provided for us through his Word, the Bible.....John 5:28,  29 and Acts 24:15.

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