Yeaton D. Randlett, 91

Sep 20, 2012

Yeaton D. Randlett, 91, of Belfast and Englewood, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Bangor. He was born in Islesboro, Maine on February 25, 1921, to Stanley and Maybell (Wescott) Randlett. He graduated from Islesboro school.

Yeaton enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served during WWII. 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.

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, Jeffrey; four great-grandchildren; a niece and several nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Rawson; sisters Elinore and Dorothy. Yeaton was an Episcopalian who attended services at St. Margaret’s in Belfast.

A celebration of his life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at his daughter’s home on Islesboro. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street, Belfast, Maine 04915. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Comments (2)
Posted by: East Belfast Elementary School | Oct 01, 2012 15:21

dear barbara so sorry to hear about your lost , your husband was a wonderful friendly man and we are going to miss seeing him around the yard. if there is any thing we can do for you please let us know your friends, ed and wanda moody your lovely lady and god bless you. (prays)

Posted by: Dorothy Lanphear | Sep 22, 2012 08:11

To the Randlett Family. 

I offered my condolences to all of you.  Barbara was the principal @ Robinson School when my son attended there.  (David Rich) Barbara you were a great inspiration to your students, You were fair and just. Never had the pleasure of meeting your husband, he must have been like you.

Dorothy Rich Lanphear


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