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Dennis Alexander York

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Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Dennis Alexander York, 89, of Clermont, formerly of Cleveland. Mr. York passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the home of his son in Vermont. Dennis was born in Vick, Ark., on June 15, 1924, to the late Leonard Dennis York and Hattie Louella Pope York. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Law, Master of Law and Diplomacy, Doctor of Juridical Science, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Law, graduating from the United States Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Judge Advocate General School, passing the bar in Georgia and Arkansas.

Dennis had a long and distinguished career serving in the United States Army, entering in 1942, he served in the WWII Army Air Corps, surviving 35 missions over Germany in a B-17, served in Korea, then became a JAG officer. Following his retirement in 1972, Dennis worked for the Supreme Court of Georgia, served as Dean of Woodrow Wilson Law School and maintained a private practice in Roswell, Dennis was active in both women's shelters and literacy groups, he was a 32nd degree Mason and member of Yonah Lodge No. 382 F&AM. He was an active member of Cleveland United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his sister, Angus Tague; and brother, Hansel York.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary York, Clermont; sons, Philip York of Illinois, Michael York of Minnesota and Jeffery York of Vermont; daughter, Sally York, of Georgia; grandchildren, Matthew, Jocelyn, Jessica, John, Joshua, Julie, Joy, Zev and Ayla.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Cleveland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom McElroy officiating.

It is requested that memorial donations be made to Cleveland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1226, Cleveland, GA 30528.

To share a memory of Dennis or to send a condolence, please visit www.alexander-funeral.com.

Arrangements for Mr. Dennis Alexander York are in the care of Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, 706-865-1500
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on June 20, 2014
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