- October 26, 2012
of Richard's Passing
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“My thoughts and prayers are with the Yannotti family,He was a member of the 50+ club, he will be missed.
1 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Woodruff - Myrtle Beach, SC
“To the Yannotti Family. My wife and I remember Richie working so hard and giving of himself to get boxes for our Thanksgiving and Christmas food...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Guy and Joan Lithwin - SC
“Richie you were a good friend and fellow Brother Knight. I know that you are at peace now. God will Bless You.
3 of 12 | Posted by: John Averella
“Eleanor, Jim, Art and Family,
Richie's passing has touched the hearts of many who knew him with great sadness. His huge heart, his willingness to...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: John and Carol Luse - SC
“Mrs. Yannotti,and Family Im so sorry for your loss. Richard was a kind sweet wonderful gentel man. He always worried about everyone else, before...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Veronica Ryan - Delmar, NY
“I only had the pleasure of knowing Richard for a very short while, but my life is so enriched from it. My prayers have been with him throughout his...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jasen Rowles - Myrtle Beach, SC
“MRS. YANNOTTI & FAMILY,
DONALD & I WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW SAD WE ARE AT THE PASSING OF RITCHIE ! HE WAS SUCH A SPECIAL PERSON IN SO MANY WAY'S...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: DIANE & DONALD MAHER - SC
“Rest in peace. God reserves a special place for those who serve him in this life.
8 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Metzold Kemp - Schenectady, NY
“My sister was talking about my Uncles dedication to family today. I could not agree more, this June he made the trip from South Carolina to meet our...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jennifer, Keith, and Dylan Latham - CO
“Dear Eleanor, Artie and Jimmy,
Feeling your sorrow,
Sharing your pain.
A beautiful newspaper article giving tribute to all his...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Carmeen Kolpack - Schenectady, NY, NY
“Richard you are now one of God's angels.I remember that great sense of humor you had. You were a great guy and will be truly missed by people who you...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Stan Boyark Sr. - Rotterdam, NY
“Richard you were and always be a huge part of my life. You were friends w/ me for 20 plus years and then we married. I always have had a special...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Jewett - SC - Ex-wife
Richard A. Yannotti, age 56 of Schenectady NY expired on October 26, 2012. Beloved son of Eleanor Pasquarello Yannotti and the late Anthony J. Yannotti. Cherished grandson of the late Merien and Mary Pasquarello and Joseph and Ethel Yannotti. Also great nephew of the late Louis and Mary Gizzi. Survived by brothers Arthur (Nancy) Yannotti and James (Christine) Yannotti, nieces Jennifer (Keith) Latham, Andrea (Daniel) Lucynski, Danielle Yannotti, Jessica Baia, and Ashley Baja, and nephew Joseph Yannotti. Also several surviving cousins.
For the past 7 years Mr. Yannotti resided in Conway, South Carolina. He attended St. Michaels Archangel Catholic Church where he was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus and one of their officers. He recently was awarded the prestigious Knight of the Year for Council #8980 by Grand Knight John Luse. This award was given for his years of volunteer work for their council. He also was a member of the Sons of Italy lodge of Myrtle Beach where he was also honored for his work and also active in the Outreach Ministry for the poor.
Richard touched everyone's life with his generosity, kindness, and love. This was very evident in the love and appreciation shown him by the people of Myrtle Beach and also the long lasting affection of his friends in NY state.
Richard graduated from the former Draper High School, class of 1975. He was employed as a mason's helper by Charles Farone, then later by the Schenectady Steel and Phelps Steel companies. His last employment was for the NY State Thruway Authority which he retired from.
The family wishes to thank Father Raymond Carlo, Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy, and Outreach Ministry of Myrtle Beach, and also Father Richard Carlino of St. John the Evangelist Church Schenectady who was his religious mentor and friend. Lastly the family wishes to thank the great staff of the Ellis Hospital ER and C-1 of Ellis Medicine who gave so much of themselves in his recent illness.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Children's Hospital of Albany Medical Center, 47 New Scotland Ave., Albany NY 12208.
Funeral Services will be Monday 9:15AM at the Bond Funeral Home Broadway and Guilderland Avenue Schenectady followed by a Mass at 10AM at St. John the Evangelist Church Union Street Schenectady. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling Hours will be Sunday evening 5-7PM at the funeral home. Internment will be in St. Cyril and Method Cemetery in Rotterdam.