Graveside Service Announcement
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A graveside service for Pauline M. Gath Yorton, who passed away Aug. 31, 2018, will be held on Friday (June 28, 2019) at 11 a.m. at Valley Brook Cemetery in Andover.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Pauline M. Gath (Croyle) Yorton passed away Friday (Aug. 31, 2018) at the age of 103 at the home of her grandson Steven VanVooren and his wife Lanny where she resided in St. Augustine, Fla.
Pauline was born on June 28, 1915 in Cheektowaga to Ora and Charles Gath. The Gath family settled in Andover, on Chestnut Street where they raised their seven children.
Pauline is survived by her daughter Laura (Croyle) VanVooren who lived with her in St. Petersburg and St. Augustine, Florida; two grandsons, Steven VanVooren and wife Lanny and Arthur Berard and wife Janet; four great grandchildren, Kayla Mandeville and husband David, Derek Berard and wife Sarah, Jesse Bertolof, and Amber Bertolof Seal and husband Pat; one great great grandson Tyler James Berard, age 3; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Ora and Charles Gath; her first husband John Croyle and her second husband Clyde Yorton; six brothers, Lawrence Gath, George Gath, Walter Gath, Howard Gath, Kenneth Gath, and Charles Gath; and a granddaughter Janet VanVooren Berard.
Pauline was active in the United Methodist Church in Andover, playing the organ at church services until retiring to Florida. She continued playing for church services in Florida for many years. Pauline also played piano for the Minstrel Shows that performed for many years in Andover. She maintained an active life working at Alfred University in Alfred as well as in Florida until the age of 102. You would often see her riding her bike to work.
A graveside service for the burial of her ashes will be at Valley Brook Cemetery in Andover in the spring of 2019.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. Online condolences may be offered at