Theodore “Ted” Yerton, 78, of Sherburne, NY passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Willow Nursing Home in Vestal, NY.
He was born December 10, 1941 in Sherburne, a son of the late Homer L. “Dutch” and Mildred Brown Yerton and was a graduate of Sherburne High School. Ted pursued several careers over his lifetime. He was a Sergeant with the Chenango County Sheriff’s Department for 5 years; became the manager of Agway stores in Earlville, Oxford Sherburne and Greene; was a custodian in the Oxford School District for 10 years, and worked in the Oxford Hardware Store until retiring. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and the outdoors. He loved German Shepherd dogs and over the years had three that he named “Erika”.
Ted was a former member of the Sherburne Fire Department and Emergency Squad.
Surviving are his children, Dana and Mandy Yerton, and Tina Yerton, all of Sherburne; brothers, Robert Yerton, Marc and Ursula Yerton, all of Sherburne; grandchildren, Cameron (Lexi) Yerton of Sherburne and Jesse Yerton; great-grandson, Chance Yerton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Kip Yerton.
Graveside services in West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne, will be private.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Sherburne Fire Department, PO Box 575, Sherburne, NY 13460
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.