Yurdanur 'Yurda''s Story

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Yurdanur Yurda Yates, 85, passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 1, 2017 at Northgate Health Care Facility while under the care of Hospice. Born on April 20, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Remzi Baykara and Mufide (Mufit) Baykara.
On December 24, 1955, Yurda married US Navy Chief Petty Officer Wallace C. Yates, Jr. Mr. Yates predeceased her on September 10, 1997. Yurdanur was employed at Niagara Falls Air Base and as a hostess at the NCO Club for 18 years in the 1970s and 1980s. Yurda was devoted to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine and most important to her was her loving family.
Yurda is survived by her children, Remzi (Becky) Yates I, Denise M. Yates, Rauf aka Russ (Leslie) Yates, her brothers and sisters, Mellie (late Robert W.) Eigell, Samantha Murat, and Joe (Etta) Baykara; her grandchildren, Remzi (LB) Yates II, Ali (Brian) Yates-Pellien, Antonio Cartagena, and Gavin W. Yates; her great grandchildren, Remzi Rammer Yates III, Dom Pellien, and Lexi Pellien; her nieces and nephews, Gene Atamer, Meta Wallace, Dennis Eigell, and Ayla Uz; her dearest and closest friend Amanda Bessinger, Katrina (Trent) Weiss Hamilton, whom she considered as a daughter; her beloved dogs Teddy Bear and Gingka, as well as other nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother Rauf Baykara.
There will be no prior visitation. Memorial offerings may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14304
Published on September 3, 2017
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