Richard F. Yindra

Dr. Richard F. Yindra passed away peacefully on September 26, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born on May 16, 1929 in Bayonne, New Jersey, the son of the late Frank and Julia (Silvay) Yindra. The family moved to East Haddam, Connecticut in 1936. After graduating from Nathan Ray High School in 1946, he enlisted in the Army and became a Sargent and expert rifleman in the 64th Field Artillery Battallion and served in the Occupation Army of Japan until 1948. After his Army service, he attended Georgetown University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and then attended Seton Hall earning a Dental Surgery Degree in 1961. He married in 1962 and practiced Dentistry in Westbrook, CT until his retirement in 1994. In 1965, he joined Black Hall Club, and served on the Membership committee. He was an avid golfer and made many friendships there. In 1996, he remarried, moved to The Forest Golf community in Fort Myers, Florida, where he happily played golf six days a week. In 2014, he and his wife returned to live at Riversedge in Ivoryton, CT permanently.  He leaves his beloved wife Mary Lou, his son Jonathan, his daughter Rebecca (Michael) Giannattasio, his granddaughter Arielle, his step-daughters;  Karen (Wayne) Bartolotta, Linda Choser, Lorraine (Paul) Nott, his three step-grandchildren, and three step-great grandchildren. He also leaves his cousin Patricia (Robert) Husted and his Sister-in-Law Carol Yindra.  He was predeceased by his brothers; Frank Jr. and Robert. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Mary Ellen (Grant) and their son Richard Jr. A visitation will be held at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 14 Prospect Street, in Essex, at 11:30AM. Interment will be in the Duck River Cemetery, in Old Lyme, accompanied with full military honors. To share a memory or express a condolence please visit: