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Church of the Holy Family
Friday November 27th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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First Baptist Church of Castle Creek
Saturday November 28th, 2020

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Fay A. Yeaw

Fay A. Yeaw, 74, of Castle Creek, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Born in Pitcher, NY, on  November 17, 1945, Fay was the son of the late Henry and Clara Benedict Yeaw.  He was a 1963 graduate of Cincinnatus Central School and proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966.  Upon leaving the service, he accepted a position at IBM where he was employed for over 35 years.  Upon his retirement, he held several part-time jobs, including working at a saw mill, Visions Credit Union, and the Red Cross.  He married Patricia Kicinski, who predeceased him on October 28, 2020,  on November 7, 1987.  He was a member of the Castle Creek Rescue Squad, and in his spare time enjoyed camping and NASCAR.   His true passion in life was his family and community.

He is survived by his children, Scott (Valerie) Yeaw of Pitcher, Cheryl (Michael) Phippen of Kinderhook, and David Yeaw of Marathon.  He also leaves behind seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Barbara Valentino, of Endicott; one nephew; three nieces; and the mother of his children, Sharon (Michael) Loomis Pryor of Taylor.

The family of Fay and Pat will be present to receive friends at the First Baptist Church of Castle Creek, 130 US-11, Castle Creek, NY, on Friday, November 27, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, NY.  NY State Covid-19 guidelines will be followed.  Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in place.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Fay may be directed to a local animal shelter or humane society.


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I met Fay many years ago when he was dating my cousin. If it wasnt for Fay, I would never have met my husband, Michael. Michael and Fay both worked at IBM. Fay set us up on a blind date in December 1981 and we were together until Michaels passing in 2016. Fay was a great person. I will forever be grateful to him for meeting Michael. Rest In Peace, Fay.

Roann Nowark Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM

Scott, Cheryl, David and families. Phil and I were saddened to hear of your Dad and Pat's passing. Just remember "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day...unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear." You will be missed, dear friend. Rest in peace.

Phil and Kathy McGrath Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

Fay was a much loved playmate, the "older brother" we could rough house with. Very much a part of great memories of our childhood on the Brackel. He and I shared our blood donor stats and I knew he was a committed volunteer. His loss will be keenly felt by many.

Sharon (White) Pesesky Nov 26 2020 12:00 AM

Bless your hearts with the ability to be thankful for memories and many years of life

Bill Tei Nov 24 2020 12:00 AM

The Brackel was a great place to grow up especially with neighbors like the Yeaws and the Harveys. Fay was always patient and kind to us younger kids. Deepest sympathies to the family for your loss.

Linda (White) Bunting Nov 24 2020 12:00 AM

The Yeaw family and the Harvey family were friends and neighbors for many years. We watched Fay grow up and become a fine young man. Our deepest sympathy to his family.

Eleanor Harvey and family Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to Fay & Pat's family. I worked with Fay at IBM and he was truly a great guy. So sad to hear of his passing. Grace (Kellum) Holton

Grace Holton Nov 10 2020 12:00 AM

Growing up and going to church with my grandmother. Fay was always there smiling and greating. I had known Fay my whole life! In the later years when my grandfather could no longer take care of himself Fay use to help me get my Grandpa back n forth to his doctors appointments. I can not believe this is happening. Rest in peace Fay you are in heaven now! Say hi to everyone for me, and you will be missed!

Casey Ann Patterson Nov 9 2020 12:00 AM