Deborah (Debbie) Ann Yvars passed away peacefully at home on August 31st 2019 surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong resident of Mount Pleasant, Debbie graduated from the Grasslands School of Nursing in Valhalla and was a devoted and caring professional in the field of nursing at The New York School for the Deaf. Her interpersonal skills extended into a second career in finance where she formed many connections with clients. She enjoyed needlepoint, crochet, gardening, decorating, fashion and shopping. In addition to all of her hobbies Debbie loved to entertain her family and friends.
Her greatest joy was her family. Debbie is predeceased by her parents Salvador and Antoinette Yvars. She is survived by her devoted children, her daughter Lisa Gambino, her son Joseph Gambino, her adored grandchildren (Noelle, Gianna, and Joseph Scaplehorn) her cherished twin sister Donna (John) Saldi of Valhalla, her loving sister Diane Yvars of Carmel, and her adoring brother David (Bianca) Yvars of Croton-on-Hudson. Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends will remember her compassion and unselfish, giving spirit that came so naturally.
~ In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Debbie's memory ~
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Family and friends are invited to Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc. 575 Columbus Avenue Thornwood, New York 10594 on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM for visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Deborah at Holy Rosary Church on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Deborah will be laid to rest following the funeral mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York at 11:15 AM.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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