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James W. York Jr.

April 9, 1947 February 19, 2019
James W. York Jr.
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Obituary for James W. York Jr.

PITTSFIELD-James W. York Jr, 71, died peacefully on February 19, 2019, at his home in Pittsfield.

Jim was born on April 9, 1947, a son of the late James and Nellie (Cool) York Sr. He was educated in Pittsfield schools and graduated from Maine Central Institute, Class of 1965, and then the University of Maine at Orono in December of 1976. Jim served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era, stationed primarily in Limestone and Thailand. He then spent most of his professional career as a manager with General Electric in Pittsfield.

He is survived by his sons, Matt York and his wife Heather of Scarborough, and Marc York of Portland; two grandchildren, Hannah and Danny, of Scarborough; sister, Yvonne Kopins of Sandy Hook, Conn.; brother, Ronald York of Cambridge, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Kelly Merrill; and his loving wife, Nancy York. Jim and Nancy were married March 31st, 1979 in North Miami Beach, Fla., and loved spending time with their family and friends, while always prioritizing and supporting their children in all their endeavors.

Jim cherished his relationships with his many wonderful friends, often gathering at his home in Pittsfield, and he treasured hosting his children and grandchildren each summer, and especially during the holiday season. He was a 32-year member of the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge #2713, and loved supporting his local, Maine, and New England sports teams.

A graveside service will be conducted this spring at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.

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