Robert Yarsinsky, aide to N.Y. Central official

Robert J. Yarsinsky
Robert J. Yarsinsky
Posted: June 11, 2014

Robert J. Yarsinsky, 86, of Mount Laurel, who retired in 1990 as administrative assistant to the chief engineering officer at Conrail, died of cardiac arrest Friday, June 6, at Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly.

Born in Haverstraw, N.Y., Mr. Yarsinsky graduated from Haverstraw High School and began his railroad career as a timekeeper on the New York Central, a son, John, said.

Mr. Yarsinsky was an Army combat medic from December 1951 to October 1952, during the conflict in Korea, and then returned to the New York Central.

He moved to the Philadelphia region when the New York Central and the Pennsylvania Railroad merged in 1968 to form Penn Central.

He continued his railroad career in Philadelphia after federal regulators reorganized Penn Central into Conrail in 1976.

Besides his son, Mr. Yarsinsky is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lorraine; sons Robert, James, and Richard; a sister; and eight grandchildren.

A viewing is set from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Rd., before a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 42 W. Main St., Moorestown, N.J. 08057, with interment in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown.

Donations may be sent to the church at the above address.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mountlaurelfuneralhome.com.


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