Sunday, April 11, 2004
Yes, you read correctly. His parents died in their homes of apparent smoke inhalation due to a fire built with the flue closed. Mrs. Yankovic had Alzheimer's, so this could be part of the reason the flue was left closed. At any rate, it is a great loss. They were a wonderfully sweet couple, respected in the community, and good to charities. My heart goes out to Al and the Yankovic family.