Richard Anthony Yorkey, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 18, 2020Born:  April 28, 1930

Died: June 10, 2020

Married: Carol Strack

Children: Richard Yorkey, Jeffrey Yorkey

Richard Anthony Yorkey was a World War II veteran.  He was also a firefighter, plumber and  businessman


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 18, 2020


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 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 Sunoco Service Station on Upper Broadway. After being discharged from WWII service he returned and married Carol Strack on Saturday, Aug. 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, and a 50-year member in the United Association of Plumbing and Pipefitting 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 and Jeffrey (Clair Catillaz) Yorkey of Pittsford, one brother George (Anne) Yorkey of Rancho Santa Fe, California, and two grandchildren Mark and Kelly Yorkey of Pittsford. 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