With great sadness the Yongue family announces the passing of Eddie Mack Yongue, 57, of Silver Springs Florida. Eddie passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends at the Brandley Hospice House in Summerfield, on September 30th.
Eddied was born in Ocala Florida to Elmo Mack Yongue and Lillian Marie Yongue on January 9, 1966. He was the youngest of 5 children: 3 brothers and 1 sister.
Eddie was retired from the Dam Diner in Ocklawaha Florida where he worked as the cook for 22 years. In 2019 Eddie accepted the “Best of the Best Breakfast” in Moss Bluff, on behalf of the Dam Diner. Eddie was an avid fisherman. Whenever he had a chance, he would be out on the water casting a line. He also enjoyed working in the garden and attending to his plants. Eddie’s love of animals was always evident. He had a special place in heart for all animals, especially dogs.
Eddie is survived by his husband, Mark Ferdinando-Yongue of Silver Springs, a daughter, Krystal (Matt) Pontes of Ocklawaha, 2 brothers; Robert (Sharon) Yongue of Ocala, Donald (Rhonda) Yongue of Port St. Lucie and Rena (Larry) Mcpeak of Ocklawaha. Eddie had 4 grandchildren, Victor Inbody, Trevor Inbody, Chloey Inbody and Luke Pontes all of Ocklawaha.
Eddie was preceded in death by his first husband, George Almos, his father Elmo Mack Yongue and his mother Lillian Marie Yongue and an older brother Henry Yongue.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Roberts Downtown Chapel on Sunday October 14th at 4PM. This will be followed by a gathering of family and friends for a meal. This location will be announced at a future time.
Roberts of Ocala Funerals and Cremation will be handling the cremation and services.