Richelle B. Yurek Wednesday, October 15, 1975 - Monday, June 5, 2017

Richelle B. Yurek, age 41, of North Tonawanda, suddenly, June 5, 2017. Richelle was a graduate of N.C.C.C. and loved working with animals. Beloved mother of Sarah J. Yurek, Lacey R. (Cory) Lisinski, Meghan L. Bars and Jonathan J. R. Bars; grandmother of Natalie G. Lisinski and Autumn E. Purpura. Daughter of Pamela (Minney) Yurek and the late Roger S. ’Bear’ Yurek. Sister of Roger H. Yurek, Raymond A. Yurek, Renee V. (Derik) Gorman and Robyn G. Shattuck; aunt of several nieces and nephews. Beloved partner of the late John A. Bars (1972-2004) and the late Paul Baran (1980-2016). Friend of Joseph St. John and life-long friend of Dechend Bateman. Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Friday from 4-7:30 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers,memorials may be made to the Niagara County S.P.C.A. Guest register available at

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Dear Pam and family, 

Words cannot express how sad I am for all of you. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.