Delanson- Douglas W. Yauchler, 74, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at the Baptist Health in Scotia NY. Douglas was born in Schenectady NY to the late Olin and Estelle Shaffer Yauchler on August 3, 1942. Doug was a proud veteran of the US Navy, and was most proud of his time in service as a diesel mechanic aboard the SSBN-598 George Washington, a nuclear submarine in the US Atlantic Fleet and also the lead ship in her class. He oftentimes would reminisce about his trips under the ocean only to surface in her home port of New London Ct and Holy Loch, Scotland. Doug accelerated quickly to the rank of E-5 before being honorably discharged from service in 1964.
Returning his hometown of Duanesburg NY Doug proceeded to work with the local Electrical Union in Albany establishing the core electrical systems on projects such as the NYS Thruway headquarters and the South Mall, accelerating once again as Foreman of such formidable jobs. He then succeeded his father’s then established electrical contracting business “Turnpike Electric” in 1970 and eventually turned it into his own company “Kirk Enterprises” in the 1980s. Doug enjoyed investing into many multifamily properties and had as many as 7 properties at once. Doug also served in many organizations such as President of the Licensed Electrical Contractors Association, Republican Clubs, Danish Brotherhood Associations and Chairman of the Zoning Boards of Appeals. Doug was an avid mechanic in every sense of the term by executing many projects that included the elevation of many homes in flood prone areas along the Schoharie flood district and even moved an entire house without so much as breaking a window. Amongst his favorite activities were snowmobiling, dirt bikes and working on Alcohol funny cars.
Doug was a loving brother of a large family. He is predeceased by his sister Janet DeNovio and brother James (Linda) Yauchler his first wife Lorraine Hoffman and a daughter Liana Yauchler.
Doug is survived by his siblings Carol Hallenbeck, Richard (Shirley) Yauchler, Bea Estelle, Lil Barnett, Gene (Judy) Yauchler and Ray (Kae) Yauchler . Doug is also survived by his daughter from his first marriage; Adonica.
After the death of his first wife Doug married his second wife Kathleen Campbell and was the loving father to three more children and grandfather to 8.
His sons Douglas II and his children Allie and Jordan, Brandon and his children Miranda, Kiera, Sara, Megan, and Caden and his daughter Krystal and her daughter Lilyanne, all survive him.
Of all of his accomplishments, Doug was a very loving soul and was most proud to be a father and spend most of his remaining time with his grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to call at the White – VanBuren Funeral Home 1779 Main Street Delanson NY on Saturday January 28, 2017 from 1pm to 3 pm. Funeral services will begin at 3pm at the funeral home with Barton MacDougall conducting services. Interment will be in the spring at Grove Cemetery Quaker Street NY.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Asociation 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405 Albany NY 12205
Courtesy of the White VanBuren Funeral Home
Olin Walter Yauchler
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