James W. York Jr.


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Pittsfield - James W. York Jr., 71, died peacefully on February 19, 2019, at his home in Pittsfield.
Jim was born on April 9, 1947, a son of the late James and Nellie (Cool) York Sr. He was educated in Pittsfield schools and graduated from Maine Central Institute, Class of 1965, and then the University of Maine at Orono in December of 1976. Jim served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era, stationed primarily in Limestone and Thailand. He then spent most of his professional career as a manager with General Electric in Pittsfield.
He is survived by his sons, Matt York and his wife Heather of Scarborough, and Marc York of Portland; two grandchildren, Hannah and Danny, of Scarborough; sister, Yvonne Kopins of Sandy Hook, Conn.; brother, Ronald York of Cambridge, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Kelly Merrill; and his loving wife, Nancy York. Jim and Nancy were married March 31st, 1979 in North Miami Beach, Fla., and loved spending time with their family and friends, while always prioritizing and supporting their children in all their endeavors.
Jim cherished his relationships with his many wonderful friends, often gathering at his home in Pittsfield, and he treasured hosting his children and grandchildren each summer, and especially during the holiday season. He was a 32-year member of the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge #2713, and loved supporting his local, Maine, and New England sports teams.
A graveside service will be conducted this spring at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield
Published on February 21, 2019
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N. Blake Bartlett
Mar 03, 2019
Jimmy was one of my Russian History students at MCI; he frequently stopped by my shop on Peltoma Ave. either coming or going from the dump. Conversations about Russia, MCI and life were always lively and friendly. I'm completely taken aback by his untimely death. Please know that my most sincere sympathies are with Matt and the entire family.
Sandra Friend
Feb 22, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to your family. Jim was a very long and treasured friend.
Feb 22, 2019
My deepest condolences goes out to your family and friends. Death is never welcomed but can’t be escaped. May “the peace of God... guards your heart and your mind” in this time of need. -Philippians 4:6,7. JW.org