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Yesensky, Paul W.

Paul W. Yesensky, 80, of Williamstown, died Wednesday (April 25, 2012) at his home with his family by his side. Paul was born in Glassport, Pennsylvania on February 2, 1933.

He joined the Army in 1949 at age 16 and went to Japan with the Occupation Forces in 1951 when the Korean War started. He was one of the first American Troops in Korea. He was so proud to have served with the 5th Regimental Combat Team with the 24th Infantry Division. He was severely wounded on the 13th of October 1951. After eight weeks in a hospital in Japan, Paul returned to the States and re-enlisted in the Air Force in Des Moines, Iowa. He was elected National President of the 5th RCT Association of Korean War Veterans.

Paul and his wife, Joan, founded The Greenhouse Effect in Williamstown. They produced flowers and vegetables for display and sale at the Regional Market and Paul served on the board of directors for the New York State Regional Market Authority.

He was the past commander of the American Legion Post #1832, a former officer in the VFW Post #3146 both in Mattydale, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was president of the APW School District Sports Boosters and a Little League coach in Pulaski for three years.

Paul is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Joan (MacCall); their four children: Robert (Marianne) Yesensky of Tennessee, Stephen (Lisa) Yesensky of Pulaski, Paul Yesensky of Rome, and Debra (Roger) Williams of Camden; his five granddaughters: Melinda Yesensky of Camden, Kristen (Jason) Beckwith of Amboy, Amanda and Jessica Yesensky, both of Pulaski, and Audrey Yesensky of Tennessee; two grandsons: Stephen P. Yesensky of Pulaski and Tony Yesensky of Tennessee; and one great-grandson, Brecken Paul Beckwith.

At Paul's request, there will be no calling hours and his burial will be private and at the convenience of his family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 11 a.m. in Williamstown Church of Christ, 1 Grant Road, Williamstown, NY 13493.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Paul's memory to the Syracuse VA Hospital, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.

Yosich, George M.

George M. Yosich, CSM (Ret), of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away October 23, 2010 at Gulf Coast Medical Center. He was born October 3, 1928 in Newark, New Jersey.

He was survived by his loving Wife Fior Yosich; five children, Jo Means (Don), Donna Jean Presley (Will), Tina Price, Michael George Yosich and Liz Holland (Leo); also two Grandchildren, Travis Holland (Keely) and Ashley Price; Sister Julie Zubak (Steve); Nephew, Rick Zubak (Lorelie), Sherry Bean (Robert), Robert Yosich (Renee); cousin, JR Yovannvich (June); two Grand-nephews and two Grand-nieces.

George retired as a Command Sergeant Mayor of the US Army in Special Forces Green Berets, Airborne for 28 years. He was an "original" member of Special Forces having joined the 10th SFG at Fort Bragg. He also served with the 8240th AU (UNPFK) in Korea, and was subsequently assigned to the 2d Partisan Infantry Regiment, Kan Wa Do Island, South Korea. His medals included the Purple Heart.

George was a kind- hearted, easy going, adorable Husband, Father and friend. He has friends all over the world and continued making more even to the end. Anyone who got to meet him loved him. He always had a smile and a hand shake to offer. He was always available to anyone who needed him. His quote, “there aren’t any strangers, it’s just haven’t met them yet.” He will forever be in our hearts; family and friends both.  He will continue to in us all, and he has left a mark in all of us that he has touched. Honorable service will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

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