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John O. Yerdon

Born: Wed., May 8, 1946
Died: Wed., Nov. 4, 2020


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 09, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 09, 2020
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 10, 2020
Location: Greenboro Cemetery

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John O. ‘Jack’ Yerdon 74, of Redfield, NY lost his short and fierce battle with cancer on Wednesday November 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Oneida, NY on May, 8, 1946 a son of Oren & Alice Adams Yerdon. He attended schools in Greenboro, Redfield, Camden and Sandy Creek. He entered into the U.S. Air Force in 1964 and following his discharge he joined the Laborers Local 214 until going to work for Niagara Mohawk in 1982. He retired from National Grid in 2006, after being an active member and union steward for many years for Local 97.
John was an active member of the Redfield Vol. Fire Company for 53 years and held numerous offices, including being a past chief and president from 2006 until the time of his death.  A former baseball and softball player himself, he also coached Redfield-Orwell Little League and Redfield Square Girls Softball.
John was an active outdoorsman hunting, trapping and fishing since an early age. He raised, bred, hunted with and showed Beagles and was a member of the Sandy Creek Beagle Club and the NYS Houndsmen Association.
Surviving are his wife, the former Elaine ‘Suz’ Yerdon, daughter of Leland & Claire Engle Yerdon whom he married on Oct 19, 1968 in St. Mary’s Church, Florence, NY. Also surviving are their children; Angie & Terry Kimball, Corey & Andrea Yerdon all of Redfield, NY, Tonya & Mark Trudell, Williamstown, NY, four grandchildren; Kasey, Marley, Matthew and Adam, one sister, Beth Robertson, Lacona, NY, seven brothers, Francis & Carol Yerdon, Osceola, NY, Michael Yerdon, Redfield, NY, Patrick & Linda Yerdon, New Windsor, MD, Kern & Mary Yerdon, Pulaski, NY, Stuart & Denise Yerdon, Lacona, NY, Ambrose & Molly Yerdon, Boylston, NY, Herbert & Marie Yerdon, Pulaski, NY, his brothers and sisters in law, Gerald Yerdon, Maryland, Shirley Hull, Sandy Creek, NY and Betty Beebe, Fulton, NY. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews and friends without number.
Graveside services will be held 11:00am Tuesday in Greenboro Cemetery, Co. Rt.17, Redfield, NY. Calling hours will be held Monday from 2-4 and 6-8pm from LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY, face masks will be required. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Redfield Vol. Fire Co., 4879 Co. Rt. 17, Redfield, NY 13437

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Linda Balderacchi
   Posted Thu November 05, 2020
Sorry for your loss.

Val and Larry Witzigman
   Posted Thu November 05, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss of John. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. We are praying for All of you.

Joseph Quade
   Posted Thu November 05, 2020

Blooming Blues was sent by Joe Quade.

Though our grieving is done afar our hearts and love are with you...Joe Quade and family

Melanie Kimball Barber
   Posted Fri November 06, 2020
I had some good talks with you John. Our deepest Condolences to the family.

Diana Kinney
   Posted Fri November 06, 2020
Tonya and family So sorry to hear of your loss
Jean & Al

Jim Pemberton
   Posted Fri November 06, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim&Gail

Alaina Mallette and Eliel Nunez Zaragoza
   Posted Fri November 06, 2020
To Mr. Yerdon's family -- We send our deepest sympathies.

Tammy Hotaling
   Posted Fri November 06, 2020
I did not personally know John, but I do know that his loss has greatly affected my dear friends Monica and Abe. He was very loved, and he will be missed. I've enjoyed reading about him, he was clearly a wonderful man!! I'm so very sorry for your loss, may you find strength in your memories.

Steven Coady
   Posted Fri November 06, 2020
Very Sorry for your loss.

Brian Yerdon
   Posted Fri November 06, 2020

Compassion was sent by Brian Yerdon .

Aunt Suzzz, I'm heartbroken and don't know what to say. I love you very much. I'm so sorry that I'm not allowed to travel, I want to be there with your wonderful family. All my love, Your nephew Brian

ginny churchill
   Posted Fri November 06, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Yerdon family.

Cindy Tanner
   Posted Fri November 06, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed. He was a good man.

Roxanne Ferguson
   Posted Fri November 06, 2020
So sorry for your loss.

Jim & Tina Dowlearn & Family
   Posted Sun November 08, 2020
To all of the family of John we extend our condolences on his passing, he will be missed by many. Rest easy friend, till we meet again. Tally- Ho

Lee Bennett
   Posted Sun November 08, 2020
Sending condolence for your loss of John. May your memories help heal your loss.

Jason Trudell
   Posted Mon November 09, 2020
Our deepest condolences.

Bonnie Wines
   Posted Mon November 09, 2020
Death be not proud. With our sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, father in law, uncle, friend, - to the entire family. John is at peace now from the pain and suffering - may fond memories shared of the wonderful life he lived - and thoroughly enjoyed bring you comfort at your darkest time. He has gone to rest on that mountain - and will be sincerely missed. With our love and friendship - John & Bonnie Wines

Timothy Drake
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
Yerdon family I'm sorry for your loss of John he was always a good friend with my grandfather I will always remember him.

Dave Ott & Terri
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
My condolences to you and your family. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

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