Gordon Eugene Yetter, 84 of Loyalsock, passed away at Embassy of Loyalsock Nursing home following a courageous battle with ALS. He was born in Lewistown on March 1, 1937, and was the son of the late Clarence D. and Elba M. (Mattern) Yetter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Ezra, William, Gary, David, and Paul Yetter.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Nancy C. (Weiss) Yetter, whom he married on May 17, 1964, and one daughter Debra Derr and her husband Ronald Derr, and one sister Bonnie Adams with her husband Jim Adams of Lewistown. Gordon Retired from AVCO (Textron) where he worked as a draftsman for many years. Gordon loved to work with wood and made beautiful furniture and cabinetry for himself and others. He was an avid Penn State Football fan who attended a number of games with his brothers when they were younger and enjoyed games on the TV when they could no longer attend the games live. Gordon always had a smile on his face and a great personality which was known by anyone he ever met!
Gordon is a US Army Veteran and he served in post War Korea from 1958-1960. Following the Army he attended Williamsport Technical College where he studied drafting. After college, he went to work for Ingersoll Rand Corp in Painted Post, New York for a few years. He had applied to Textron and was accepted as a draftsman in the Williamsport area where he finished a life-long career in the late 1990s.
Gordon was a constant companion to his wife of 56 Years and they enjoyed traveling together everywhere. They enjoyed spending time and having coffee with friends at Wegman’s and were known by many customers and staff there!
A graveside service will be performed at Montoursville Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021, with Rev. David S. Smith officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.
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