June 30, 1932 – October 30, 2019
Donald R. York, age 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 20, 1932 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania to William and Jennie York. He married the love of his life Maureen Whitby York, from Liverpool England, on July 21st 1956. He served 20 years in the United States Airforce and he retired from Virginia Power. He loved spending time with his family. He was a faithful and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He faithfully attended New Covenant Church for 43 years where he served as a deacon and treasurer.
He is survived by his two daughters Donna Britt (Jerry), Tracie Brown (Larry), four grandchildren, Laura Welton (Richard), Matthew Cross (Ashton), Brian Dunn (Pamela), Phillip Dunn (Marisa). He has six great grandchildren.
He will forever be remembered for his kindness expecting nothing in return. During his illness he was surrounded by his loving family and devoted caretaker, David Harris, and received the same love and kindness that he had so freely given through the years.
The family will receive friends from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at Parklawn-Wood funeral home, 2251 N. Armistead Ave. Hampton Virginia. The funeral service will be held at New Covenant Church Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 12:30 pm. New Covenant Church is located at 1079 Big Bethel Road Hampton, Virginia 23666.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to New Covenant Church Global Missions. Please mail your check to New Covenant Church with a note that the donation is in memory of Donald York.
- William York, Father (deceased)
- Jennie York, Mother (deceased)
- Maureen Whitby York, Wife (deceased)
- Donna Britt (Jerry), Daughter
- Tracie Brown (Larry), Daughter
- Laura Welton (Richard), Grandchild
- Matthew Cross (Ashton), Grandchild
- Brian Dunn (Pamela), Grandchild
- Phillip Dunn (Marisa), Grandchild
- Mr. York also leaves six great grandchildren to cherish his memory.
- Visitation Sunday, November 3, 2019
- Celebration of Life Service Monday, November 4, 2019
November 15, 2019
1Yes as you guys can see I am writing again that's how much Bop meant to me. Now here is some advice that I learned when Bop died I learned to say you love your family to them because they might leave you any second. I know that Bop is saying in heaven I love you. I know everybody will keep Donald R York in there hearts forever because losing a great man that served for us in the Air Force is very hard for all of us. Donald R York went to heaven in peace on October 30 2019. I love you Bop
November 15, 2019
Pop. Just the name makes me feel special. I'm a Great Grand child of this wonderful man. Not only was he inspiring to us, but also to everyone he meets. You could just talk to him for a second and see what a great man he is. He was also a hero to the united states after fighting in the Vietnam war. He gave everything he had asking for nothing in return. Watching my pop being buried was the saddest moment of my life. Pop lived a long life and after suffering from dementia for so long he is finally in a better place. I will never forget my Pop.
November 15, 2019
In 2009 my great grandfather, Bob, was diagnosed with dementia. I was very young and can't remember to much of when he wasn't diagnosed. However, I have heard the most wonderful stories of when I was a toddler: Bob coming over to my house to help my mom when my dad got deployed every single day, Bob playing with me, singing with me, telling me stories, and marching around with me as we chanted march over and over again. And, although I'm sad that he has passed, I'm happy to know that he will forever march the streets of gold. I love you Bob!
November 12, 2019
Donald R. York was my great grandfather even though I don't remember a lot of memories with him I could tell he was a great man. Me and my family called him Bop. Bop was a man that loved GOD. He served in the air force and fought in the vietnam war well i'm pretty sure he did. This is to share a little bit about my great grandfather.
November 4, 2019
I first met Don and his family in the mid 60’s. I was a young teen and loved spending time with the family. They lived in the house across the street when Don was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base. He was such a loving and caring person. I have many fond memories of that special time of my life made special because of the York family.
November 2, 2019
My thoughts & prayers are with the family at your time of loss. Don was a dear friend & he will be missed. I have lots of special memories of Don.
November 1, 2019
"Mr. Don" was one of our neighbors and one of my dad's good friends. He always had a smile and encouraging word. When he talked to you, you knew he was really interested in what you had to say. That left an impression on me as a teenager and through the years he remained a kind and caring man. I will always remember him fondly and am praying for his family and friends who love him and will miss him so.