In Memoriam


Harry Michael Yamka

AGE: 63

Harry Michael Yamka, 63, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010 at home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was born in Manhattan, NY and resided in Oceanport and Eatontown NJ before moving to Hattiesburg, MS eight years ago.

He proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. Harry was employed as a Port Authority Police Officer for over 30 years and Fire Marshall at Newark International Airport retiring in 2001. He was also a 9/11 First Responder. He was a member of the VFW in Hattiesburg, MS, Fraternal Order of Police, Police Benevolent Association, The Honor Legion, Port Authority Retired Police Association. Harry was also a scout master for Troop 58 and a volunteer fireman in Oceanport, NJ.

He is predeceased by his parents Harry and Mary (Hart) Yamka. Surviving is his wife Rita L. (Niro) Yamka, sons Ryan Yamka of Topeka, KS and Kevin Yamka of Lake Tahoe, NV, sisters Kathy Scotton of Concord, NC, Joann Flannery of Port Jefferson, LI, and Micheli Yamka of Astoria, NY, three grandchildren and his beloved pet Precious "Lumpy".

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 9-11:30 am at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Forest Green Park Cemetery in Morganville, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Port Authority Police Benevolent Association, Widows and Orphan Fund, 611 Palisade Avenue, Englewood Cliff, NJ 07632. Please visit Harry Michael Yamka's memorial website available at &

Published in Asbury Park Press on July 16, 2010

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