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Robert C. Yates, 69, of Margaret Street, Plattsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the VA Hospital in Albany.
He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on May 17, 1948, the son of Woodrow Yates and Elizabeth (Coville) Yates.
Robert was a veteran in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam.
He worked in retail in Plattsburgh for many years. Robert was a town's person who showed his support to many businesses in the area. Robert had a passion for music, painting, reading history and philosophy. He also enjoyed trains and baseball.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Miel of Stanton, Mich., and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the local SPCA or Plattsburgh Public Library.
To share a photo, story, or condolence with Robert's family, please visit www.rwwalkerfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. (518) 563-1760.
Published on July 8, 2017
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