Clinton R. ‘Clint’ Ylitalo, 87

FULTON, NY – Clinton R. “Clint” Ylitalo, 87, of Scriba, passed away Saturday February 10, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Clinton R. ‘Clint’ Ylitalo
Clinton R. ‘Clint’ Ylitalo

He was born in Fulton to the late John and Rose Ylitalo on October 3, 1930, growing up in Pennellville and attending Pennellville Elementary School and Phoenix High School.

Clint served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean Conflict, returning home to work as a self-employed contractor.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting and camping.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, John and Leslie and a sister, Verna Braddish all of the Phoenix area.

Clint will be greatly missed by his wife of 63 years, Elaine, of Oswego; sons, Eric Robert (Wendy), of Colfax, Calif. and Jeffrey “Jake” (Gail), of Fulton; daughter, Crystal Rose (Steve Houpt) Ylitalo, of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, February 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Spring burial will be in Peck’s Cemetery, Scriba.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Elaine and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Clint’s passing. He was sure a good husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, Uncle and friend. He truly had a big heart. He will not be forgotten. I appreciate all the things he did for me. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless all of you. ?Barb

  2. Sorry to hear of Clint`s passing. My wife and I hired him many times as a contractor. There was none better doing mason work than Clint. He was a great friend and will be missed. May he rest in peace. God bless his family. Ken & Mary Ann.

  3. Clint worked with my Dad, Amos Nichols, in the 1950s and maybe early 1960s. They worked for Harlan Collins. I remember him as a hard worker and very courteous man. RIP Clint.

  4. Although I did not get to know Clint as well as I would liked to have. I do know that he was one of the hardest workers, creating some of the best quality workmanship items, with a very large heart and a good soul. It is hard to find such a good person. This makes him a man that will be very deeply missed. I send my dearest condolences to his family and friends.

  5. Our hearts are saddened to hear this news! An amazing man Clint was! My heart is breaking for Clint, Elaine and family! As tears roll down my cheek so many fond memories of this man! Many years spent as neighbors, friends and family! He always treated me as if I was his own daughter. From hot summer days picking black berries from the pricker bushes that were taller than us in his yard together, to him dropping off bushels of tomatoes on my door step for me to can. His pure white silver queen corn that you just couldn’t get enough of! Coffee at his kitchen table, or chatting by his fire stove! He would drive his tractor up on a daily basis in the summer, when he would see me outdoors, sweat running down my face from moving dirt from one huge hill to form a flower garden on the other side of our place with my wheelbarrow to help me with his tractor. He was always there to lend a helping hand, to enjoy celebrations and welcome our boys into our little family, watching the kids after school so I could work, treating us all like family and our kids like his grandchildren! He was a reminder to live simply, and fully! He was a huge part of our lives, he will never be forgotten! May God welcome you with open arms my dear sweet friend! ? Forever in the Bailey families heart!! ?

  6. Our hearts are so saddened because are dearest friend Clint will no longer be passing our house each day, most everyday. Sometimes stopping in to see us and sit on the porch to chat, and see all the different birds and wildlife. Would enjoy a cool drink and snack with us. It was such a pleasure. The sound of his truck, passing by – a certain slow speed every time. We would say: ” There goes Clint ! ” or “Here comes Clint ! ? ” We always know that certain sound . This will be a lonesome road for us for awhile. We will miss him like the sunset in the west ! ! Him and wife Elaine were the perfect angels from Heaven ! I thank God for them . And they prove to be our true friends all these years. Thank you Grandma Elaine for everything! Your in our prayers and thoughts also. Love, Norma, Dan and Sal ? He made everybody happy.

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