Close this search box.

Max Leon Yablonski 1987-2024

Max Leon Yablonski, III, 36, of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, passed away July 3, 2024 at home after a battle with cancer.

Max Leon Yablonski
Max Leon Yablonski

He was born on November 26, 1987 in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania to Max Yablonski, Jr, and Lisa (Buterbaugh) Covert.

Max enjoyed reading, traveling, music, hunting, fishing, golfing and baseball. He worked at D. L. Martin and enjoyed spending time with his friends from there. He loved the Lord and preaching to his brother. Sarcasm was his first language, LOL. He loved his nieces and nephews even though he called them his little brats. In his world, the most important thing was family and peace.

Max is survived by his mother, Lisa Covert, step-father Sam Covert, father Reuben (husband of Lace) Egolf, brothers Byron (husband of Sara) and Taylor (fiance of Summer Hoover) Egolf, nieces and nephews; Liam, Ruby, Ellie, Jewel and Rainn. He is also survived by numerous grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, which he loved.

He was preceded in death by his father, Max Yablonski, Jr, grandmother Mary Buterbaugh, grandfathers Robert Buterbaugh, Harold Egolf, Max Yablonski, and uncles Bubby and Mike Buterbaugh.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 10 a.m., at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Ltd., 6492 Lincoln Way W., St. Thomas, PA, 17252, with Pastor Clint Taylor officiating.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10 a.m.

Interment will follow Pine Grove Cemetery, Mercersburg.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Max L. Yablonski, please visit the floral store.



Vincel B. Flasher 1950-2024

Vincel was a modest man who enjoyed music, playing guitar, watching westerns, football, and being in the great outdoors.

Thaddeus Stevens and women’s suffrage

Thaddeus Stevens and women’s suffrage By Ross Hetrick If one of Thaddeus Stevens’s original proposals for the 14th Amendment to the Constitution had been approved,

Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.