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Donald Yetman

Obituary of Donald E. Yetman

Donald E Yetman born November 1, 1942 the son of the late Walter B and Gladys (Lawrence) Yetman.  Don was a graduate of Our Lady of Victory Academy in Plattsburgh N Y where he played  Varsity basketball, Football and Baseball through all 4 years of high school earning a scholarship to St Bonaventure College.  Don joined the US Army after graduating from our Lady of victory Academy in 1962 and proudly served his country for six years achieving a rank of staff Sgt., during which time he was stationed in Korea, Fort Benning, GA.,Ft.Bragg NC and Ft.Jackson S.C. where he graduated from the Army Administration School.

Don was employed by the United States Postal Service and appointed postmaster of East Chatham, SlingerlandsPost Office and retired from East Greenbush Post Office after 23 years of service.  Don also served simultaneously in the national guard where he also retired as first Sgt.  after 23 years of proudly serving his country.  In retirement Don enjoyed driving the school bus in East Greenbush and Willsboro New York until failing health caused him to retire. Don was always willing to help neighbors and friends. One of his greatest joys was his hunting camp experiences in Willsboro with good friends Joe Vet, Tom Cunningham, Harold  Gohlke his twin brother David and later a member of the Johnson Vly Club Hunters. Don was extremely proud of  his son’s racing accomplishments.   Don loved watching them race but again poor health prevented Don from attending many of the races, but thoroughly enjoyed being shown the tapes by his sons

Don married his beloved wife Ann (Bernier) Yetman September 17, 1966 and spent 53 wonderful years together. He leaves behind his sons Robert of Castleton and Peter (Tonya) of Peru MA.,  devoted grandfather of  Eli Yetman, Ashlee Phelan and great grandchildren Arletta and Brooks Phelan . Don was predeceased by his brother Francis and identical twin brother David. Don enjoyed 20 years of retirement on Lake Champlain with Ann in their dream home before poor health forced him to return to East Greenbush where they enjoyed their “dollhouse” on Van Buren Ave together.

Due to Covid 19 and Maintaining proper social distancing, relatives and friends are invited to attend Via Zoom Don’s Calling hours and funeral Services Monday 4-6Pm with a funeral service at 6. Attendees may post the following link in their web browser to attend. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87362034415. After the restrictions are lifted a Mass will be celebrated at the church of St Mary in Clinton Heights and Don will be buried in Saratoga National Cemetery with Full military honors.

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Monday
11
May

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, May 11, 2020
zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87362034415
Rensselaer, New York, United States
Via Zoom
Monday
11
May

Funeral Service

6:00 pm
Monday, May 11, 2020
zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87362034415
Rensselaer, New York, United States
Zoom Simulcast of the Funeral