Edward D. Yescavage
Died: November 9, 2012
Edward "Don" Yescavage, 82, of Newark Valley passed suddenly on November 9, 2012. Ed is survived by Andrew Williams, his life partner, and Andy's children, Adam, Christy, Andrew J. and Jessica Williams. Ed thought of Andy's children as his own. Born on February 14, 1930 in Wilkes Barre, PA, Ed was a son of Michael S. (Sr.) and Julia E. (Zelinski) Yescavage. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Doris Yescavage. He was a graduate of Newark Valley High School, class of 1948 and served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired from IBM, Owego following 30 years of service. Countless memories were made as Ed and Andy built their cottage on Cayuga Lake. It was here that they enjoyed many parties with their neighbors as well as restful moments and where Ed created a beautiful floral landscape for all to enjoy. A calm, gentle and loving soul, Ed was the bedrock and savior of his family. His presence and honest energy will be forever missed.
A Celebration of Ed's Life will be held at the MacPherson Funeral Home at 11am on Wednesday, November 14th with Steve Lawrence officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the MacPherson Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-6pm. For those who wish, kindly direct donations in his memory to Hope Cemetery Assoc., POB 575, Newark Valley for restoration of the mausoleum. Memories and condolences may be written in his guestbook at macphersonfh.com.