Robert Yetishefsky


Robert Yetishefsky, 91 of Glastonbury, CT passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday December 17, 2022. He was born on June 17, 1931 to Celia (Pawloski) and Michael Yetishefsky and resided in Glastonbury his entire life. Robert graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1950, a three letter athlete in baseball, soccer and basketball. He married his high school sweetheart Ruth on October 18, 1952; they recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. He was very proud to serve his country as a member of the US Army during the Korean War reaching the rank of Staff Sargent and earning 2 Bronze Stars. After 11 months of combat, he returned home.


In addition to his beloved wife he leaves his son Robert Yetishefsky (Shari Goodwin) of Manchester, his 3 daughters, Frances Marvin of Wethersfield, Theresa Andrews of Enfield, and Joanne Devanney (Michael Devanney) of St. Augustine, FL and his daughter-in-law Margaret (Kuehnel) Yetishefsky. He was an adored Bumppa to Kristin Simao (Tony Simao), Nicole Lawrence (Jared Lawrence), Jessica Marvin (Zach Iwans), John Marvin (Jill Marvin), Jared Marvin, Michael Andrews (Meghan Andrews), Ian Andrews (Ali Andrews), Emily Yetishefsky and Nicholas Yetishefsky, Jr. He also leaves his special gifts, his great-granddaughters Olivia Cruz, Sydney Criscitelli, Julia, Samantha & Rachel Marvin and Madison Andrews and his special friend Nicholas Roethel.  He is also survived by his brothers Michael and John and many nieces and nephews. Robert was sadly predeceased by his adored son Nicholas Joseph Yetishefsky, grandson Matthew Andrews, daughter-in-law MaryAnn Yetishefsky and siblings James Yetishefsky and Rose Dahms.


He worked for and retired from the Hampden Oil Company in 1987 after more than 35 years of service.  He began a second career for Glastonbury public schools that same year retiring at the age of 87.


An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf and was especially proud of his vegetable gardens earning him the nickname Country Bob.  He took pride in the many ribbons awarded for the local field trials in which he competed with his English Pointer, Bingo.  Affectionately known as the hawk, on most Spring and Summer evenings Bob could be found sitting on the sidelines proudly watching his son Nick play softball. 


Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday December 22nd at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury with memorial services at 11:00 a.m.  Burial with military honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Glastonbury. 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VA, Willard Avenue, Newington, CT 06111, in his name.


The family would like to thank the Veterans Administration and his nurses Susie and Michael for their care and compassion.


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