Yvette Anna Pitoniak

September 27, 1921 - April 9, 2021
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Yvette Anna Pitoniak, a long-time Venice resident whose life spanned three continents and the political and social upheaval of World War II, died on April 9, 2021.  She was born in Oran, French North Africa (now Algeria).  Loving wife of Greg for 63 years.

Yvette was a French war bride, during WWII, who embodied love, loyalty, and a wonderful sense of fun.  She met her husband, Greg Pitoniak, in French North Africa during the North African Campaign of WWII.  First came love. Then came marriage. Then came life in a strange new land, the USA, and farewell to everything heretofore familiar.  Yvette and Greg married in 1943 and learned of the liberation of Europe and armistice as the Pitoniaks sailed home to the United States.

Living in Connecticut, Yvette forged a new life for herself in her new country, going to work for Connecticut General. She became a U.S. citizen in 1951.  After her retirement in 1981, Greg and Yvette moved to Venice, Florida where she has resided for 40 years.  Yvette was an active member of the Venice Community as a long-term member of the DOES and Military Officers of America Association (MOAA).  Yvette and Greg enjoyed an active life in Venice, traveling with friends, going on cruises, and dancing.  The love of her life, Greg, died in 2007.

Yvette was predeceased by her sister, Nelly Hamiau of St Mesmin, France. Yvette is survived by her sisters Yolande Langmack of San Diego, CA., Mady Savet of Montelimar, France.  Yvette’s children, Carol Eriksson (Kevin), Gregory (Jeri) Pitoniak, Michael (Tina) Pitoniak, grandchildren David (Holly) Eriksson, Michelle Pitoniak, Christine(Kris) Mathey, Warren (Rebecca) Rakoski, and 8 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery on May 3 at 2PM.

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Service Information

Date: Monday, May 3, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

Sarasota National Cemetery

Address:

9810 State Road 72, , Sarasota, FL, 34241

 

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Born: September 27, 1921
Died: April 9, 2021

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Jo Ann and Bruce Harpster posted on 4/23/21

In memory of Yvette who lit up our lives. Much Love, Jo Ann and Bruce

 

Jo Ann and Bruce Harpster posted on 4/23/21

Yvette was a dear friend and it was a joy having her in our lives. We laughed a lot, and celebrated a lot. Yvette, we will always treasure the wonderful memories of our time together. With Love, Jo Ann and Bruce Harpster

 

Marlene Law posted on 4/14/21

Goodbye my beautiful friend Yvette. I will always love you. You were more than just a friend, You were like family to me. My deepest sympathy to your beautiful family. How lucky they were to have you this long. I am sure the angels are singing on high to have you with them. With our love and sympathy, John and Marlene Law

 

Yolande Langmack posted on 4/14/21

Yvette my beautiful sister losing you is losing a piece of me a piece of my life. Yvette was a striking woman she had style! She loved jewelry and beautiful clothes and wore them with an easy flair. She loved parties champagne and dancing. She was loved and admire by our French family as well as our American family.. We shared big things and little things and we laughed a lot together. I already miss her fiercely. Without Yvette my life is a little emptier and lonelier. Rest in peace Yvette my sister

 

Yolande Langmack posted on 4/14/21

In memory of Yvette Anna Pitoniak, Yolande Langmack lit a candle

 

Yolande Langmack posted on 4/14/21

Yvette my beautiful sister. She was a striking looking woman she was loved and admired by her French family as well as her American family. Yvette loved jewelry and beautiful clothes and she wore them with an easy flair . She was slim and elegante. Yvette and I shared big things and little things we laughed a lot together. I miss her fiercely. losing Yvette is losing a piece of me a piece of my life. She was my anchor in America. My world is emptier and lonelier without her. Rest in peace Yvette My sister

 

Norma Gorman posted on 4/14/21

My deepest condolences to the family of a beautiful woman and neighbor .

 

Kathleen Wanner posted on 4/13/21

In memory of a beautiful soul, I will miss her

 

Kathleen Wanner posted on 4/13/21

My prayers and condolences to our beautiful sweet friend Yvette. What a pleasure to have known her. Her beauty radiated from within. She was a very dear and sweet friend and will be missed by so many. The heavens have indeed welcomed a beautiful soul.

 

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