OBITUARY: Robert “Bob” Yetman, 90

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Robert “Bob” Yetman, age 90, of Wilmington, passed away on May 9, 2022, after a long bout with bladder cancer.

Bob was born on October 16, 1931, in Boston, MA. He was the youngest of 8 children of the late William T. Yetman and the late Mary Catherine (Moore) Yetman. Bob was raised in Belmont, MA and Watertown, MA, graduating from Watertown High School in 1949.

After high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force and served with honor as a crew chief working on SF-84 and SF-86 fighter planes during the Korean War. He met the love of his life, Jeanette through Jeanette’s brother Ed who Bob served with in the Air Force.

Bob and Jeanette were married in May of 1955. They moved a lot in the early years for Bob’s work, until they finally settled down to raise three sons in Wilmington in 1963. Bob worked for many years in the computer industry both working on hardware and software.

In his spare time, Bob enjoyed spending time at the family cottage on Balch Lake in East Wakefield, NH. Bob would often be found waterskiing, or doing his favorite stunt, waterskiing on a stepladder.

Bob is survived by his wife Jeanette Yetman, his three sons, William Yetman of Lawrence, MA, Richard Yetman of East Wakefield, NH, Kevin Yetman of Wilmington, MA, and his grandson Daniel Yetman and his wife Emily Yetman of Memphis, TN. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his brothers Frank Yetman, John Yetman, Jerry Yetman, Leo Yetman, and Bill Yetman as well as his sisters Mary Yetman and Gert Yetman.

Family and friends are invited to gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Sunday, May 15th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Robert’s memory to the Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Robert Yetman

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