Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Lyle Andrew York

February 11, 1936June 10, 2020

Lyle Andrew York, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Coventry Meadows. He was born February 11, 1936 in Avilla, son of the late Sherwood and Claudia (McCoy) York. Lyle graduated from Central Catholic High School and served in the Indiana Air National Guard. He worked for 34 years at Essex, retiring in 1997. He also worked at H & H Firearms. Lyle enjoyed riding and repairing old Honda Motorcycles, racing slot cars, target shooting and cheering on the Colts. Surviving are his children, Patricia L. York, Gregory D. York, and Charles D. York; ten grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brothers, Logan York and Jerry York; and sisters, Ruth Lamb and Doris Gose. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Gale L. Vorndran in 2011; six brothers, and one sister. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809 with visitation starting at 11:00 AM prior to the service. The family has requested that masks be optional. Entombment will be at Lindenwood Cemetery. Contributions in Lyle's memory may be made to Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control in honor of Lyle's daughter, Gale. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com for the York family.


  • Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control in Honor of Lyle's daughter, Gale


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

  • Final Resting Place

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020


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Nora Williams

June 16, 2020

Lyle was a regular customer at Burger King on W. Jefferson Blvd, usually the first in the door at 6am! He would have a sausage croissant and diet soda and read the paper. Sometimes he would leave and come back to see The Breakfast Club friends. We will miss seeing him.
Nora Williams

Joann Schindler

June 14, 2020

To all my cousins .
I am so sorry for your loss of Uncle Lyle . Many prayers for you all .
Uncle Lye had a huge personality that will never be forgotten . May our Lord give you comfort during this difficult time and give you peace. Much love , Joann and John Schindler