David M. Yates


David M. Yates, 73, of Caroga Lake, NY, passed away
on Saturday November 27, 2021 at Ellis Hospital in
Schenectady following a brief illness.
Born in Gloversville on July 18, 1948 a son of Burton
and Dorothy M. Smith Yates. He was a graduate of
Gloversville High School class of 1967.
David was owner and operator along with his wife
of Burton H. Yates and Sons Grocery Store in Caroga
Lake. They also ran Adirondack Foothills Catering
Co. for approximately 30 years.
David was also employed at Sammons Communications
Co./Time Warner Cable as a Senior Tech/
Safety Officer in Johnstown retiring in 2006. He later
became the Sales Manager for Red Carpet Housing in
Johnstown where he retired from.
Mr. Yates was an exempt member of the Caroga
Lake Volunteer Fire Department and was awarded
Fireman of the year during his active tenure. He
also was employed as an EMT for the Fulton County
David enjoyed traveling, boating, and camping especially
with his children and family.
He married Patricia Lee Rhodes Yates on June 14,
1969. In addition to his loving wife survivors include
his children, Peter (Christina) Yates of Mayfield, NY,
Michael (Tara) Yates of Caroga Lake, NY, Michelle
(Richard) Brunt of Burnt Hills NY and Christine
(Jim) Siudy of Amsterdam, NY. Brothers, Alan (Judy)
Yates of Saratoga Springs, NY, Richard (Tina) Yates
of Orlando , FL. A Sister, Kathy (Gregory) Smith of
Gloversville, NY. He was predeceased by his sister,
Diane Comtois on May 10, 2021. Surviving also
are his thirteen cherished grandchildren, Chelsey,
Adrean, Lyndsay, Lauryn, Carissa, Aaryn, Jackson,
Logan, Izabella, Devin, Jonas, Jerrett and Jayce. One
great-granddaughter, Lilianna. Aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Friday December 3,
2021 at 1:00Pm at Walrath and Stewart Funeral Home,
51 Freemont St., Gloversville, NY with Rev. Joyce Royal
presiding. Interment will follow at Ferndale Cemetery,
Johnstown, NY. The family will receive relatives
and friends on Friday December 3, 2021 from 11:00 AM
to 1:00PM prior to the funeral service at the funeral
home. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 3262 State
Hwy 29A, Gloversville, NY 12078. Please leave condolences
online at www.brbsfuneral.com.

By Leader-Herald

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