John Yustin Jr

John Yustin Jr

John Yustin Jr – Vergennes

        John Yustin Jr, 74, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.

        He was born May 16, 1950 in Derby, CT the son of John Yustin, Sr. and Josephine (née Croncrota) Yustin.

        His career in law enforcement spanned over 50 years as an officer and detective for the Burlington Police Department, where he was a homicide detective, as well as the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Office, Vermont State Police, and the Vergennes Police Dept., where he served as Chief.

        His hobbies included being immersed in nature, whether hunting, fishing on Lake Champlain, or tending the Christmas tree farm on his property.

        John is survived by his wife Jennifer Yustin, and son Christopher Yustin; his sister Deborah Pinto of Charlestown, RI; his brother and sister-in-law David & Suzi Yustin of Bridport, VT; his niece Kate Pinto Smith of Charleston, RI; neice Kelly Jo Yustin and nephew Jeremy Yustin of Seymour, CT; and nephew Sgt. First Class Logan Yustin, originally from Bridport, VT.

        Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 7, 2024 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research:

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Charlie Pennington
6 days ago

John was such a wonderful man. I worked with him after he retired from law enforcement and began working as a security officer at Collins Aerospace. He and I spent many times talking about the things we had in common, the things he taught me, and just life in general. Over the 5.5 years we worked together, I realized that John was probably one of the best men I had ever known. His love for his family, his neighbors, and his friends made him a special person. I’m reminded of when he told me about his Christmas tree farm and how his most cherished memories were the looks on children’s faces when they picked one. He told me that he didn’t care if he made a single penny from those trees; those kids made it worth it to him. I am grateful to have known him and to have been able to call him my friend. I pray that The Lord will ease your pain during your mourning. We will see him again.

Becky Workman
6 days ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. John was an amazing man and will be missed by many.

Stephanie Cox-Connolly
6 days ago

Sending love and healing to Jennifer and Christopher. Our hearts are with you today. Love, Stephanie Cox-Connolly and Christopher Connolly

Chris Beaudoin
6 days ago

It was a good run, with you, John! I always enjoyed your company, and your subtle, yet sharp sense of humor, and will miss riding with you.
Of course, given your work ethic, God will have you sitting at the Golden Gates, making sure those trying to enter have permission. Refuse to work, if you can’t have your pipe with you!
My sincerest condolences to the family! John was, and always will be a good man!

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