Andrew Yacykewych
12/19/1969 - 01/30/2015

Andrew Yacykewych, of Chatham, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 30, after courageously fighting brain cancer for almost two years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 10am at St Patrick Church, 85 Washington Ave., corner of Chatham St., in Chatham. Interment will follow at Fair Mount Cemetery, Chatham. There will be a visitation on Tuesday from 4-8pm at the Wm. A Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Chatham. Andrew was born on Dec. 19, 1969, and was raised in Clifton, NJ. He was a graduate of Clifton High School (1987) and the Rutgers College of Engineering. He worked for C.W. Brabender Instruments Inc. for almost 20 years, where he was a vice president managing a technical laboratory. He was a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and also the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Andrew’s life was filled with many blessings, including a large family and numerous friends. The most wonderful part of Andrew’s life was the family and home he created with his wife Jennifer. His daughters Lara and Natalie brought him joy every day. He enjoyed life fully and always took any opportunity to travel or be outdoors. He loved running, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, golfing, camping, and especially a day at the beach. He also loved adventure, and he spent a summer backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Yosemite with his brother Daniel. Andrew was proud of his Ukrainian heritage, and was interested in the world and politics. He was known for his sharp intellect and dry sense of humor. Andrew was always positive and grateful, even throughout his illness. Andrew was a faithful Catholic and a parishioner at St. Patrick Church in Chatham, NJ. Andrew is survived by his loving wife Jennifer and their daughters Lara and Natalie of Chatham, NJ; his parents George and Zwen Yacykewych of Clifton, NJ; his brother Daniel Yacykewych of Clifton, NJ; his brother Stephen and wife Kimberly of Bridgewater, NJ; his sister Daria Moccia and husband Edward of Warren, NJ; his sister Marta Neri and husband Paul of Stirling, NJ; his grandmother Olga Putykewycz of Clifton, NJ; his nephews Thomas Beamish, Mattei and Nicholas Yacykewych, and Damien, Caleb, and Nathaniel Moccia; and his nieces Jaime Beamish, Felicity Moccia, and Anastasia Neri. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and friends. Memorial donations may be made to either Camp Jinka, a camp for children whose lives are impacted by brain tumors, at https://ssl.charityweb.net/dz/, or the American Brain Tumor Association at www.abta.org. Jennifer, Lara, and Natalie wish to publicly thank all the family, friends, medical and other care providers, and organizations that helped their family while they coped with Andrew’s illness.