George R. York, 89, WWII vet, father of two, worked for Bethlehem Steel, Heart of Lancaster volunteer

By on January 11, 2017

George R. York, 89, of Lititz, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at The Gardens at Lititz.

Born in Long Island City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Albert and Anna (Rudolph) York.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marines and the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked on portholes on the USS Missouri and USS Iowa. George worked for Bethlehem Steel for many years. He volunteered at Lancaster Regional Medical Center; and was a member of American Legion Post 413, Pocono Pines.

George is survived by his son: George A. York, husband of Patricia, of Summit Hill; daughter: Roseann, wife of Vincent Candiello, of Lititz; five grandchildren: Katelyn Candiello, Daniel York, Sharon York, Catherine Candiello High; and Robert Candiello; and his sister: Dotti Ross of New York.

Four siblings: Ernest York, Kay Corrigan, Betty Drake, and Iris Shields, preceded George in death.

Services were held Jan. 11 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz. Interment with Military Honors took place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

To send the family online condolences, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.


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