BELFAST and ENGLEWOOD, FLA. – Yeaton D. Randlett, 91, passed away Sept. 18, 2012, in Bangor. He was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Islesboro, to Stanley and Maybell (Wescott) Randlett.
He graduated from Islesboro school. Yeaton enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served during World War II. After his service he attended the University of Maine and began a teaching career and then a teaching principalship in the Islesboro Central school system. Yeaton and his father worked together during summers, and eventually Yeaton owned his own construction business building many houses on the Island. Among his employees were several of his students, who remember with gratitude the opportunity to learn new skills and the chance to earn money. He was a wonderful role model. He continued to work in education for many years and keep his building business operational. Yeaton was an Episcopalian, who attended services at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Belfast.
Yate is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara; his daughter, Pamela Cleveland and her husband, James; grandsons, Judson and his wife, Patience, Jacob and his wife, Morgan, and Jeffrey; four great-grandchildren; a niece and several nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Rawson; and sisters, Elinore and Dorothy.
A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 29 at his daughter’s home in Islesboro. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court St., Belfast, ME 04915. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.