Gary L. Yerdon

December 1, 1943August 28, 2018

Gary L. Yerdon, 74, passed away on August 28, 2018 at Norwich Rehabilitation. He was born in Buffalo, NY on December 1, 1943, the son of the late Avery and Vera Yerdon from Redfield. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Colley J. Yerdon. He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Martin) Yerdon; his daughter, Coy (Yerdon) Pilcher; three grandchildren, Kaitlin Brown, Rachel Brown, and Ryan Yerdon; also surviving is his great-grandson, Colley Yerdon. Gary began his education at Redfield Union School and went on to attend Sandy Creek Central School until his graduation in 1962. After high school, Gary attended Mohawk Valley College until his enlistment in the Navy in February of 1963. While in the Navy he attended Great Lakes Naval Training School and went on to attend Nuclear Power School in Idaho Falls. The Navy then sent him to the west coast where he cruised the Pacific Ocean being sent to Guam, the Philippines, Japan and on to Italy in the Mediterranean Sea as well as the English Channel before returning to the US to be stationed in Norfolk, VA. Some of the ships he served on include the USS South Carolina, USS Shenandoah, USS Sylvania, USS Parks and finally the USS America. While in Norfolk, Gary became an instructor on the Mobile Technical Team and was then stationed in Rhode Island. After his discharge in 1986, Gary went to work at Lord and Taylor in Massachusetts and Connecticut until 2004 and went on to become maintenance manager at federal buildings in San Antonio, TX, Syracuse, NY, and Columbus, OH until his retirement. In 2018, Gary and Sharon relocated from South Vienna, OH to DeRuyter, NY. A graveside service for Gary with Military Honors will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 8th at Greenboro Cemetery on County Road 17 and Old State Road in Redfield, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich, NY.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 8, 2018

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