William

July 26, 1925 ~ January 17, 2021

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece , NY

William M. York

Greece: Passed away on Sunday, January 17,2021 at the age of 95.  Bill was born and raised in Rochester, the son of McKinley and Loretta York.  Bill was an Army veteran of WWII in the Pacific theater.  He graduated from the School of Commerce (RIT Business School) and began his career at Follansbee Metals.  He rose to the level of President of Beals, McCarthy and Rogers in Buffalo, NY.  He then started his own business, Lenmar Metals and Plastics, which he ran for 38 years, retiring at the age of 84.  An avid golfer and amateur photographer, Bill enjoyed his large circle of friends and business associates.  He was a past Post Commander of American Legion Post 206.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane (Egan) York.  He is survived by his children, Sharon York, William McKinley York III (Diane) and Martin York; his three grandchildren, Andrew York, Megan York and Melody York; his companion of several years Annette Fantauzzo.

Thanks to the doctors and nurses at Unity Hospital and Hildebrandt Hospice.

No prior calling hours.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (Jan 22nd) 10:00 AM at St. Lawrence Church in Greece. Private interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Honor Flight Rochester (https://honorflightrochester.org) or the Open Door Mission (https://opendoormission.com) in his memory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

Service: January 22, 2021 10:00 am

St. Lawrence Church
1000 North Greece Church
Rochester, NY 14612


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  1. Mr. York was one of my favorite people I’ve ever know. Peace to him and to his family. We won’t see his like again.

  2. My sincere sympathy to the York family. Bill was my neighbor for 37 years and we had the best time sitting on his patio having the greatest of conversations. He was always interested on how I was doing along with my family. He will forever be in my heart. I will miss him.

  3. York family, I am so very saddened to hear of Mr York’s passing. I worked at Key Bank and always looked forward to seeing him come in. Always a kind word, a smile and awesome candies. My heart is heavy for all of you.

  4. Dear York Family – I am so sorry that Bill has passed on. He was my neighbor for several years and I always enjoyed conversations with him, he was a very friendly and pleasant man and a great neighbor. You have my deepest sympathies.

  5. Bill, was my best friend ever. Going to miss our breakfasts.
    Thank-you for your service and friendship. RIP my Brother!

    Mike General

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