Souvenir "Sully" Yonkers Jr.
1924 - 2018
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Souvenir "Sully" Yonkers, Jr.

Yonkers - Yonkers, Souvenir Jr. (Sully), a lifelong Yonkers resident, died Sunday, September 9. Born to Mary Merick and Souvenir Yonkers, Sr. He married Gloriann June Carton on April 12, 1946, who passed away in 2005. He was also predeceased by four sisters and is survived by his sister Rita Kelly; his daughter, Barbara; son, Jeff and his wife, Maryellen; grandchildren: Samantha & Chris, Jason & Ellen, Beth, Kate & James, Stacey, Sabrina, Krystina & Brian, Cynthia & John. He also leaves 9 great-grandchildren: Emma & Allison Harvey, Kaylie Bondi, Jillian & Molly Pellegrino, Owen and Jameson Sallada, Ella & Benjamin Paddack. In addition to being a devoted husband and father, he was a dedicated community servant, volunteering in the Colts' Boys Club, as a coach for numerous sports, as well as serving as President. Sully was also a lifetime member of PTA and served on the board of the Nepera Park Civic Association. As a young man, he served in the US Army Infantry, and was deployed to France in WWII where he attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in a battlefield commission. He was wounded in France, for which he received a purple heart and was also awarded a Silver Star for his acts of bravery in the war. He was a member of American Legion post 1509. After the war, he embarked on a career for the US Postal Service, rising through the ranks to serve as postmaster at the Ardsley office, before being assigned to work on the zip-plus 4 initiative. A member of the Postmasters Association, he ended his career as postmaster of the Tarrytown office, when he retired to enjoy more time with his beloved wife and grandchildren. In his final years, he suffered with Alzheimer's and was lovingly cared for by his grandson Jason and caretaker Althea Brown, before ending his years at the New York State Veterans Home in Montrose. Visitation will be at Whalen and Ball on Thursday, September 13th from 3pm - 8pm with a service at 7:30pm. Final disposition will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Whalen & Ball Funeral Home

168 Park Ave.

Yonkers, N.Y. 10703


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Published in The Journal News on Sep. 12, 2018.
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September 13, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara, Jeff and family. Your Father was a wonderful man, I consider myself blessed for having experienced life as a child and an adult with your Father. Mr Yonkers was tough on us as a coach, which made life's rewards of accomplishments and winning fun, he also taught us how to lose with pride. Condolences to my extended family.
Steve Grilli
Steve Grilli
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