Joe Yuchasz Death – The town of Elk Rapids is in grief following the passing of Joe Yuchasz, who was the proprietor of the Elk Rapids Cinema for many years. Joe had 82 years of life when he passed away on Wednesday. If you’ve spent any amount of time in the downtown area of Elk Rapids, you’ve probably exchanged pleasantries with Joe or been greeted by his smile at some point. Joe was frequently seen sitting on a bench outside the Elk Rapids Cinema between showings.
However, during the twice daily movie times, Joe worked as the ticket taker, the man behind the movie projector, and also sold concessions at the concession stand. Joe was also well-known for his understanding of music, and he enjoyed sharing his passion for the medium by playing some of his favorite vinyl records before to the beginning of films. People in the community and on social media shared their memories of Joe as news of his passing spread around the community and online platforms. The Downtown Elk Rapids Association wrote the following statement: “Our dear Joe is gone. We will miss his smile, his history, his stories and his passion for his home town, Elk Rapids”
He never ceased being busy. According to him, doing it in this way was the best way to get the most out of the experience. Joe was the one who was in charge of restoring and rebuilding the blacklight mural. He did all of the work himself. In addition to this, Joe was the one who was responsible for the repair of a roof that had been leaking for years, as well as the years of neglect that the building had been subjected to. In addition to this, while he was the owner of the business, he changed the name of the corporation to the Elk Rapids Cinema.
At the Elk Rapids Cinema on Sunday, January 22, visitation will be held from 4 to 7 o’clock in the evening. At the Elk Rapids Cinema on Sunday evening, between the hours of 7 and 7:30 p.m., there will be a vigil. At the request of the family, there will be an extended visiting and service held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids on Monday, January 23. On Monday, visitation will get under way at 10 a.m., and the funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.
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