York, John

John Douglas York

June 8, 1940 - September 9, 2020

John Douglas York of Fairview, Texas passed away on September 9, 2020 at the age of 80. He was born June 8, 1940 to Harold and Violet (Hotchkiss) York. John grew up in Irondequoit, New York where he graduated high school. He graduated with a Bachelor of Art from Geneseo State University. John proudly served in the United States Army from 1962 to 1964. He worked for Eastman Kodak in the marketing field for 35 years until his retirement in 1988. He also worked for Technical Packaging Inc. in Houston, Texas. John was an avid golfer and was a tremendous athlete playing various sports.  

He is survived by his wife, Larraine York of Fairview, Texas; children, Jeffrey York and wife, Carmen of Flower Mound, Texas and Julie Frankel and husband, Jon of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Evan York, Kathryn York, Jack Frankel and a host of other loving family and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry York.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2020 at The York Residence.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Fairview, Texas Fire Rescue, EMS and Police Department.

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God bless the York family. Jerry Young, September 19, 2020 John was a wonderful kind soul whose path we were blessed to have crossed. You will be missed my friend, and your memory and legacy will be with us until we meet again. Kevin & Linda Hassfurther, September 18, 2020 Love and Hugs to all. So Sorry. Our hearts are broken Patrick and Carolyn Wynne, September 18, 2020 What a shock to hear of John’s passing! He will be missed by many here at Heritage Ranch. He seemed to always have a smile and a friendly comment for all. John made our neighborhood a better place. Our sympathy to Larraine and family!
Paul and Darlene Baughman, September 18, 2020 Larraine and family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult loss.  We were shocked to learn of John's untimely passing as we had just spoken with John about an hour earlier as he was riding happily in his golf cart on the way to play golf, with only John's big smile and white teeth. Praying for peace and comfort for all.
Pat and Tom Crawford, September 18, 2020 Everyone loved John. He will be missed. With love and affection,
Jerry and Margaret Erwin, September 18, 2020 I am sorry for your loss. I did not really know John. But, what I do know is that you are a wonderful person and could only be married to an amazing man. I can't imagine what you are feeling but I am here if you need anything. Sandy
Sandy Putnam Arnt, September 18, 2020 Dear Lorraine, Art and I are so sorry for your loss. We know John was a wonderful husband and father and will be greatly missed but remembered in sweet memories. Please take solace in knowing that God promised to prepare a heavenly home for us all and that we will be together again in eternity. We sadly have to decline to join the Celebration of Life for John because we have family arriving from out of town tomorrow but will remember you in our prayers for a joyous day of celebration. With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Art and Barbara, September 17, 2020 We played a lot of couples golf with John and Lorraine over the years. John would always greet you with a smile and a Hi Mikey or Hi Franny. We will miss him as will everyone who knew him. May he rest in peace.
Mike & Fran Garton, September 17, 2020 You have our deepest sympathy for John’s loss. We feel like it is a huge loss for Heritage Ranch as well. Unfortunately we will miss the gathering in your backyard on Friday as we are traveling down to the Texas coast to attend the funeral Service for my younger brother who passed away about a week ago. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you. Harry & Betsy Icke, September 16, 2020 We are so sorry to hear about John's sudden death. You two were one of the very first couple's we met when we all move here in 2004. We all had a lot of good food and laughs for years playing couples Bunco. We know he will be greatly missed here within Heritage Ranch. Sorry we will not be attending the celebration of life gathering due to personal health issues. Blessing and prayers, Joe & Velma Marsh Joe & Velma Marsh, September 16, 2020 John was a good friend in Rochester, and as a business buddy in Texas, he was a outstanding. He was very athletic and gave me advice as I started playing golf, and kicked my butt at tennis. I will miss him. Erik Woods, September 16, 2020 Larraine and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult loss. Praying for peace and comfort for all. Sue Reeves, September 16, 2020 We were saddened to learn of John's passing. We were blessed to have known John over the years and truly enjoyed Line Dancing with him and Larraine in the Variety Show. He will definitely be missed. Anthony (Mac) and Sylvia Macaluso, September 15, 2020 What a huge loss to the H.R. family. He will be missed by so many. We send out deepest sympathy. Richard and Pamela Carron, September 15, 2020 John was a true and loyal friend who always wore a smile and was ready to share the load or a laugh. His joie de vivre was effortless, natural and endearing. Whether on the golf course, at a party or some other location we always enjoyed being with John – he made being together more fun and was truly a friend’s friend. JUDY AND TOM KARR, September 15, 2020 We were so sorry to hear of your loss. When ever I saw John on the walking trail he would always give me a big hello with his big smile. We hope the wonderful memories you have with John will help comfort you. Love, Sandy & Dan Sandy and Dan Gorman, September 15, 2020 Larraine and Family : We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy. John was a friendly neighbor and we will miss him. Arnie and Loretta Porter, September 15, 2020 Larraine and family, We are so sorry To hear John passed. I have so many fond memories of John at family gatherings over the years. With love and prayers, Tim and Dona Tim and Dona Rickard, September 15, 2020 When the tee sheets were posted and I saw that I was playing with John York that made my day. John was so congenial on the golf course and I believe in life. I have used this quote before “Real friends make you think the best thoughts of yourself .” John was that friend! John....may you Rest In Peace David Watson , September 15, 2020 JOHN WAS A GREAT MAN AND FRIEND. HE WILL BE MISSED A LOT. MARY AND BILL MORRIS MARY AND BILL MORRIS, September 15, 2020 I enjoyed playing golf with John he was a great person. Dick Dick & JoAn Witt, September 15, 2020 I was shocked to hear about John's untimely passing from my neighbor Dave Watson. Although I knew him only on the golf course, he was always soft-spoken and a perfect gentleman. He will be missed by all he came into contact with. May deepest sympathies to his family. Shashi Rao, September 15, 2020 We will miss our neighbor John and our warmest thoughts and prayers go out to Larraine and the family. He was one of the good guys and we enjoyed talking baseball and golf with him. His lanky walk, which was always easy to spot in the neighborhood, was one of a kind and will be missed. May God hold him in the palm of His hand forever. Judy and George Lark George and Judy Lark, September 14, 2020 John was a good friend and a great guy. I don't think he had a bad bone in his body. We will miss him. Regards John & Kathy Sexton John & Kathy Sexton, September 14, 2020 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15 God is the father of mercies and the God of all comfort. I pray you will know the comfort of His love at this difficult time. Jim and Sharon Coats, September 14, 2020 One of the problems with living at HR is we meet so many good people late in our lives and never have enough time together. It was a great pleasure being a neighbor, John. Rest in Peace your journey is over. I'm sure you're have a great homecoming in Heaven right now. Dick Bushart, September 14, 2020 Our heartfelt sympathies are with you at this time. May Got grant you peace and love and wrap you in his arms forever. The Frazes RON and Pam Fraze, September 14, 2020 We have been spending this "pandemic quarantine" in East Texas. We were shocked when someone called to tell us about John's passing. His long lanky look and casual way of walking was easy to spot from a distance. We were always glad to see that we were going to have a chance to chat with John. He was so interested in everyone he met and made us feel that we were best friends. He had a quiet sense of humor that always jumped out at us in surprise. We feel grateful to have known him in our life journey. He was one of the good ones. To the family, we grieve with you and pray for all of you. We know that your names are branded on the palm of God's hand and he wraps you in strength and courage for the coming days. Ron & Jan Samuels, September 14, 2020 Sending heartfelt condolences to Lorraine and family. First met the York’s 15 yrs ago, not on the golf course but when a group met to line dance and later practice hours for a variety show. Later, we were in the same Bible Study group at church. Will always remember his kind and thoughtful demeanor. Lynn Sinclair-Nalley, September 14, 2020 The York’s are some of the first friends we met at Heritage Ranch in 2005 John and Clay played golf together many years, and lasting and sweet memories were made. John was always a gentleman, and we will miss him very much Our prayers are with Larraine and the family as you journey through this difficult time. Love, Gayle & Clayton Barns Gayle & Clayton Barns, September 14, 2020 Playing golf and talking baseball were two things John and I shared and enjoyed. We both lamented how we missed "Opening Day" this year with the Rangers and were looking forward to next year in their new stadium. John was pure "Class" . I will miss him. Bob Darrow, September 14, 2020 Tracy and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family. We have only lived in the ranch for one year and unfortunately did not get a chance to know John. We live on Medina and if there’s anything we can do to be of assistance please do not hesitate to ask. Warmest Regards Wayne Wayne Wood, September 14, 2020 My heart is filled with heartbreak, this wonderful man known to us as Papa has left a void in our family and so deeply in my heart. Papa always looked out for me, “come on Nana come with us” or “Nana let me help you with that” he was always ready to show his kindness and loving care to ensure I was ok. His love for Jeff, Carmen and my grandchildren is engraved in my heart. Papa you will always be with us as our guardian Angel. Love you Papa 
Carol Corral, September 13, 2020 John always brightened my day when I worked in the outpost. He was a great guy! I'm so sorry for your loss. Twiggy , September 12, 2020 The finest gentlemen ever I was lucky enough to know Claire best, September 11, 2020 Sending lots of love and prayers to the entire York family. I have such fond memories of "Mr. York". From tennis on the 4th of July to great BBQ's in Steeple Run (Naperville). My heart breaks for you all. I will always remember his smile and warm heart. -Shannon Shannon Greene Robb, September 11, 2020