On May 11th, 2023, Charles Yamokoski, age 71, passed away at home surrounded by family. He was born March 26th, 1952 to Lydia (Kaminski) and Charles Yamokoski. Chuck received his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his three year residency in radiation oncology at Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami. He became certified in radiation oncology by the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology. He then became medical director at Suncoast Cancer Center and served as medical director of Hospice Care Center in Largo, Florida. Chuck’s many interests included landscaping, fishing, golf, tennis, traveling, and attending Green High School basketball and football games. Chuck was a wonderful husband and father. He was very caring and compassionate, both in his oncology practice and everyday life. He was struck with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease at age 45, forcing him to leave his successful medical practice. Throughout his 25 year battle, Chuck was never negative and up until the end, he remained a loving and tender spirit. He will always be remembered for his kindness, patience, and generosity. He is preceded in death by both parents and brother Robert “Bob” Yamokoski. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Kate, of 36 years; son J.C (Debbi) and their children, Charlotte and Audrey Yamokoski; his daughters, Amy (Clay) Kyner and Katrina Yamokoski . He will also be missed by his brothers Richard “Dick” (Nancy) and Steve (Lynn) Yamokoski, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation in Chuck’s honor. My brother and sister-in-law have opened their hearts and their home for a celebration of life for Chuck on July 1st from 2-7pm. Please reach out to the family for the location of the celebration of life or leave a message on the guest book for family to contact you and provide the information.