Sara C. Yakovac, 22, a Burke resident who worked as a consumer loan researcher for KPMG Consulting, died April 17, 2001, in a hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where she was undergoing cancer treatment.
Ms. Yakovac worked for the financial management and consulting firm last fall before going on medical leave.
She was born in West Point, New York. Her family lived at Army postings that included Germany before moving to the Washington area three years ago. Ms. Yakovac graduated magna cum laude from James Madison University last year with a degree in economics.
At the university, she was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau social sorority and president of the Economics Club and the Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society.
She was a volunteer with the Leukemia Society of America.
Survivors include her parents, Army Major General Joseph Yakovac and Valerie Yakovac, and a brother, Michael Yakovac, all of Burke; and two grandparents, Joseph Yakovac Sr. and Mary Yakovac, both of Monessen, Pennsylvania.
YAKOVAC, SARA C.
On Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at Arthur James Cancer Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio. Daughter of Major General Joseph L. and Valerie A. Yakovac; sister of Michael Yakovac. Also survived by her grandparents, Mary and Joseph Yakovac, Sr.; great aunt Frances Yakovac and several other aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service will be held on Friday April 27, at 2:45 p.m. at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sara C. Yakovac Memorial Scholarship Fund, 9424 Wooded Glen Avenue, Burke, VA 22015.
YAKOVAC, SARA C
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/19/1978
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/17/2001
- BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 6238
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- ADULT DEPENDENT DAUGHTER OF YAKOVAC, JOSEPH MG US ARMY
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