Brunswick- Wayne J. Yetto, 59, formerly of Pittstown and more recently, Brunswick, died peacefully at his home, Monday, June 28, 2021, surrounded by his loving and devoted family following a short illness.
Born in Troy, April 6, 1962, Wayne was the son of the late Samuel L. “Sam” Yetto and Janet E. (Miner) Yetto and, at one time, the husband for 25 years of Charlene (Bullock) Parker of Saratoga Springs, who survives.
Wayne was a 1980 graduate of Tamarac High School.
For over 20 years he was employed by the former Garden Way Mfg. Co. in Troy, where he worked his way up from a production worker to a supervisor. He retired when the business was bought out and left the Troy area in 2001.
Wayne was a car show enthusiast and often a trophy winner himself after entering his 1968 Chevelle. He loved doting on his children and grandchildren, teaching them by working with and showing them how to repair and maintain cars, small engines, and their bicycles. He often shared that same generosity with his family and friends, always helping them out with projects or maintaining items for them while his own projects at home went undone. His grandchildren were his pride and joy, and he cherished every moment spent with them. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, he enjoyed camping with his family, especially to his favorite spot at Schroon Lake.
Wayne had a heart as big as he was himself and is survived by his three children and their spouses, Amie and John Bossong of Melrose, Joseph W. and Marietta Yetto of Brunswick, and James R. and Marcy Yetto of Whitehall, six grandchildren, Tyler, Emily, Caleb, and Molly Bossong, Lucas and Sophie Yetto, and Dalton and Delanney Martin, his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Michael Yetto, Chris and Tracey Yetto, Therese and James Kautz, Samuel III and Sarah Yetto, Kimberly Coonrad and Michael Sousa, Laura and Matt Harris, and Eleanor and Mike Grogan, and several paternal and maternal aunts and uncles, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins, all of whom he loved very much.
A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Knapp officiating. Burial will follow in Norton Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Church located in Pittstown, at 57 Old Route 7, on Friday, July 2, 2021, from 3:00–7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Pittstown United Methodist Church, mailing address, 57 Old Route 7, Valley Falls, NY 12185, in memory of Wayne J. Yetto.
Funeral service details are under the direction of the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY Route 7, located in Raymertown.