Paul W. Yesensky
unknown - April 25, 2012
Paul W. Yesensky, 80, of Williamstown, died Wednesday at his home with his family by his side. Paul was born in Glassport, PA 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 8 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 3 years.
Paul is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Joan (MacCall); their four children: Robert (Marianne) Yesensky of TN, 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 TN; two grandsons: Stephen P. Yesensky of Pulaski and Tony Yesensky of TN; 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 28th at 11am 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. For more information, photos or to sign the guest book, please visit www.kruegerfh.com or www.facebook.com/KruegerFuneralHome
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