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Moe Yandow Jr. dies at 82

Maurice E. (Moe) Yandow Jr., 82, of Wethersfield and Niantic, CT, died Nov. 3 at his home, surrounded by family. Mr. Yandow spent more than 50 years at the Fowler & Huntting Co., including seven years as president. The company was sold to FreshPoint in 2005.

The son of the late Maurice E. and Ada (Machabee) Yandow, Mr. Yandow was born July 13, 1931 in Hartford, CT. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years and best friend Marilyn (Loughlin) Yandow, with whom he enjoyed many good times and family gatherings at their beach house in Niantic.

obitMaurice E. (Moe) Yandow Jr.He graduated from Providence College in the class of 1953 with a bachelor's degree in economics. He served his country during the Korean conflict in the U.S. Marine Corps as a First lieutenant in the second Marine Division until 1955 and then in the reserves until 1962.

He dedicated over 50 years to the The Fowler & Huntting Co. in Hartford, serving as president from 1988-95, and as president of Fowler’s Ltd. from 1982-93. Mr. Yandow had been appointed by Governors Grasso, O’Neill, Weicker, Rowland, Rell and Malloy to serve as a member of the Connecticut Marketing Authority since 1979 until present, and was appointed to the Executive Committee from 1983-92. From 1992-99 Moe served as president of the Association of Tenants at the Connecticut Regional Market.

He was a recipient of the Secretary of the State of Connecticut Public Service Award in 2003. Mr. Yandow was very active in his community and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years.   

Besides his wife, he is survived by his brother, William A. Yandow of Sarasota, FL, and Avon, CT, and his sister-in-law Beverly Loughlin of Wethersfield. He is also survived by his seven children, Kenneth Yandow (Jane), William Yandow (Laura), David Yandow (Joanne), Robert Yandow ( Julie), Elizabeth Lombardi (Michael), Thomas Yandow (Patty), Jennifer DeNucci (Matthew); 22 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. The family members reside in central Connecticut.  Mr. Yandow was predeceased by his parents and grandson Joseph Yandow.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, with a mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 601 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield, CT. Friends are asked to go directly to the church. Burial with military honors will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, Nov. 7 from 3p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dillon- Baxter Funeral Home, 1276 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield, CT.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Mr. Yandow’s memory may be made to Corpus Christi Church, 84 Somerset Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109, The American Red Cross, Charter Oak Chapter, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032, The ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301, or donor’s choice. For online condolences or memory to the family, please visit www.dillonbaxter.com.