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We lost a friend - Richard Yandow of Yandow Sales and Service

07/27/2018 12:01 PM | Anonymous

Charlotte - Richard Yandow of Charlotte, Vermont passed away this week in the arms of his loving wife Patricia Yandow. Richard, the son of Harris and Elizabeth Yandow, brother of Joyce Donnelly and father of children Timothy (wife-Gail), Mark and Beth (Husband-Dan) Yandow and his 4 grandchildren, Jacklyn, David, Skylar and Morgan.

Richard is survived by his sister, Joyce Donnelly; sister-in-laws, Kath Blake (Christopher Morrill) and Suzanne (John Krol), his mother-in-law Elaine Blake and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Fondly remembered by all for his outgoing nature, his large sense of humor and above all his kind, generous and loving heart. Richard was a friend to everyone he met. 

A successful entrepreneur and business owner of Yandow Sales & Service, a fourth generation family John Deere Dealership, where he worked along side his wife, Patricia, his son Timothy and his grandson, David. 

Richard had a true passion for the outdoors and some of his fondest memories were of his annual trips to the island of Anticosti and his yearly trips to deer camp with his closest friends. 

Over the years Richard has had many lifelong passions and hobbies. He was a world traveler, avid hunter, a pilot and business owner in the field of radio control airplanes, a lover of RV-ing, a boater, an animal lover and many other things.

Richard was predeceased by his parents Harris and Elizabeth, his brother Dr. Harris Yandow, his son Richard Yandow, his father in law Frederic Blake, and brother in law Benjamin Donnelly and sister in law Dr. Valery Yandow. 

Richard is going to be missed beyond measure by his soul mate and loving wife, Patricia, his children, grandchildren, his family, friends and customers.

Richard was a lifelong devout Catholic and a communicant of Christ the King Church. 

His family sends there sincerest thanks and gratitude for the compassionate care he received from Doctor Paul Unger, Margaret, Stephanie, and the entire staff at CVO. In addition, thanks go out to all the medical professionals on Shepherdson 4 at UVM Medical Center.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church on Locust St in Burlington, Burial followed at North Ferrisburgh Cemetery. 

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Charlotte Rescue Squad or the Chittenden County Humane Society.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ready Funeral Home South Chapel 26 Shelburne Rd. Burlington, VT 05401 Please visit to place on-line condolences.


  • 07/27/2018 1:03 PM | Anonymous
    Dick was a long time member of HBRANV and a strong supporter of the annual Home and Garden Expo. Staff always enjoyed his humor, dedication and insights. Dick provided guidance on how to improve the show's registration process, gave honest critique of the show content when asked and was always willing to share his very practical but solid business sense. Members, such as Dick, always made the staff feel our mission to serve was important. We will miss him greatly. Our sincerest condolences to his wife of 34 years Trish, and his children Tim, Mark and Beth. May the memories you share bring you joy and lift your spirits during this most difficult journey forward.
    HBRANV Staff

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