Paul Joseph Yesawich, Jr.
November 27, 1923
New York City, NY
December 13, 2017
New Smyrna Beach, FL
1939-40 Brooklyn Tech - New York (High School)
1940-41 Brooklyn Tech - New York (High School)
1941-42 Niagara University (College)
1942-43 Niagara University (College)
1943-44 Hobart College (College)
1946-47 Niagara University (College)
1947-48 Niagara University (College)
1948-49 Syracuse Nationals (NBL)
Born in New York, Yesawich played basketball at Niagara during which he also served as a Navy Scout (now known as the Navy Seals) in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. During his V-12 training, he played basketball for Hobart College. After graduation from Niagara in 1948, he played with the Nationals briefly while continuing his education at Niagara, graduating with a Masters in 1950. He went on to Cornell Law School and after being admitted to the car, he went into private practice in New York City. In 1955, he moved to Cortland, New York, and became a partner at Folmer, Ryan, Fenstermacher & Yesawich. In 1971, Governor Rockefeller appointed Yesawich to the New York State Supreme Court, and he retired from the bench in 1999. He lived in Homer, New York and currently lives in Florida.
He married Elizabeth Larkin in 1948, and they had three children.
New York Courts Biography
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 29, 1941
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), January 26, 1944
Troy Record (Troy, NY), January 26, 1944