Oct 29, 1931 - July 5, 2013 MIDWEST CITY Robert "Bob" L. York, Sr., age 81, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 5, 2013, at his home in Oklahoma City. He was born October 29, 1931, in Oklahoma City, OK to Gertrude & Lonnie York. Robert Sr. was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond York, Lucille Dutton; and brother, L.E. York. He is survived by his wife, Mary York; his namesake, Robert L. York, Jr., of Washington, DC; sister, Mary Crozier, of California; and brother, Ronnie York, of Virginia. Robert Sr. was a U.S. Army Sergeant and a war veteran - receiving the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal, United Nations Medal and The Order of the Purple Heart for combat in Korea and Japan. He was active with the DFW in Del City. Military services were held on July 9 in Oklahoma City.
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Published in The Oklahoman on July 10, 2013