William Yetcalf, 96, of Northeast Philadelphia, a World War II veteran who loved to travel, died of heart failure Tuesday, July 2, at his home.
A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Yetcalf was raised in Wissinoming and graduated from North Catholic High School. While young, he was active in the Civilian Conservation Corps and in the U.S. Cavalry Youth Training Program, where he learned to ride horses.
Mr. Yetcalf served with the Navy Seabees for three years during World War II, and was on Iwo Jima. He brought home photos to show his family.
After the war, Mr. Yetcalf worked for Shelly Electric Co. as an electrical systems estimator. He helped design the electrical system for numerous Center City buildings and skyscrapers.