Richard Yorkey

Richard Anthony "Dick" Yorkey

Monday, April 28th, 1930 - Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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Richard Anthony Yorkey, age 90, formerly of Saranac Lake and currently of Lake Placid, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home.

Born in Pulaski, New York on April 28, 1930, he was the son of Bertram and Elsie (Petrie) Yorkey.

Dick came to Saranac Lake in 1937 with his father and brothers to run Yorkey’s Sonoco Service Station on Upper Broadway. After being discharged from the United States Army where he served from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War, he returned and married Carol Strack on Saturday, August 17, 1963 at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid.

Through his life he was a member of the of the American Legion, member and past Chief of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Saranac Lake Men's bowling league, 50 year member in the United Association of Plumbing and Pipe fitting Union 773. Dick’s family time was spent on the Lower Lake where they had a State Camp. He also owned and operated Prescott House girl’s dorm for NCCC with his wife Carol, and Chet and Dot Fobare for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Carol of Lake Placid, two sons Richard (Angie) Yorkey of Bloomingdale, NY and Jeffrey (Clair Catillaz) Yorkey of Pittsford, NY one brothers George (Anne) Yorkey of Rancho Santé Fe, CA, and two grandchildren Mark and Kelly Yorkey of Pittsford, NY. He was preceded in death by two brothers James and Bertram Yorkey and four sisters: Janet Bartholomew, Betty Bundy, Grace Kunz and Elsie Yorkey

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake Private family services will take place at the convenience of the family.

Friends wishing to remember Richard Anthony Yorkey may make memorial contributions to Saranac Lake Vol. Fire Department in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at
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Steven Salls

Posted at 01:27am
Rest in Peace Dick,My Condolence to Carol and Family...

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Posted at 03:23pm
We are here if you need us ! Loving Memories for you all. Your friends, Mia,Bruce and Family
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Barbara Kent

Posted at 12:07pm
my thoughts and prayers for all the family. Dick was always such a kind, loving person, I don't think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. I met him in the early 70's when my husband was in the fire department, Dick always made me feel welcome at all the events, always a true gentleman , he was loved by all that knew him, he will be greatly missed, and never forgotten. RIP

Giff Hosler

Posted at 10:48pm
Dick was a brother firefighter and a long time friend. Being in his presence was an uplifting experience. I don't recall ever seeing him without a smile. Very soft spoken gentleman. One heck of a bowler. Rest in peace sir.

Thalene Bates

Posted at 10:33pm
Carol and family, We were so sad to hear of Dick's passing. What a wonderful friend and person he was. We shared many family memories with you all. We certainly have had some great times together. Man, the shenanigans they pulled especially with the Fire Department crew, always fun and lots of laughs listening to them! We will truly miss him and send our prayers and thoughts to Carol, Rick and Jeff. We love you all!

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