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James R. "Bob" York James R. "Bob" York, 70 of Geneva passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, February 28, 2013. James was born June 30, 1942 in Dearborn, Michigan the son of James M. and Zelma Bogard York. He had lived in Dearborn, and then Murray, KY before moving to Illinois in 1956. He was a graduate of Elgin High School in 1960 and was CEO of York Spring Co., South Elgin. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne Division in 1969. He was part of the division who fought at "Hamburger Hill" and was awarded the Bronze Star. James enjoyed traveling and golfing and just being around family. He was a member of the West Chicago Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Nold York, his son, Michael (Joy) York, and 2 grandchildren, Morgan and Haley. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 6 at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home. The family would like to thank all the doctors and especially Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, Barrington for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Hospice Foundation of Northeastern Illinois, Barrington or the West Chicago Church of Christ. www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com or 847-741-8800.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2013
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