Thomas G "Tom" York
1941 - 2019
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Thomas G. (Tom) York, of Columbia City, died on Friday March 29, 2019. He was born in Fort Wayne on July 7, 1941 to the late George and Helen York. Tom was a dedicated man of the community, and served as a pharmacist, a reserve police officer, a Freemason, a man of faith, a conversationalist and an active community volunteer.
After graduating from Purdue University, Tom was a pharmacist for over 48 years working for Osco's, Hook's, Revco, CVS and Meijer before retiring in 2010. He served the community as a Fort Wayne Reserve Police Officer retiring after 20 years of service in 1999 having served in a variety of ranks including Captain. As a Mason, Tom was a Past Master of Home Lodge #342, and a member of Summit City Lodge # 170, the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine. Tom was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Columbia City. As a community volunteer, he was a Boy Scout leader, a board member for the Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation, a Past President and board member of the Northern Indiana Pharmacist Association, Chairman of the Upper Tippecanoe River and Lake Association, and Vice President and board member of the Crooked Lake Association. Tom enjoyed a fondness of boating, hunting, fishing, shooting and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Laura; his parents; his sister Carol Tutwiler; and his Granddaughter Brittany.
He is survived by his wife Welma (Meyer-Poer); his sons Gary (Zeny) York, of Oakland, and Tony (Colleen) York, of Las Vegas; his daughters Christine Poer, of Kendallville, and Jennifer (Eric) Mansor, of Oak Harbor, OH; his brother David (Connie) York; and his sister Barbara Flynn, of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren and four great grandsons.
Visitation will be Friday, April 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7:30pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home with calling one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be immediately following the funeral at Woodlawn Cemetery 1605 Center Street, Auburn. Memorials are to Community Foundation of Whitley County designated to "The Crooked Lake Conservation Fund" or Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation. To sign the online guest book please visit

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Published in The Post and Mail from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2019.
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April 7, 2019
Dear Welma,

We are sorry to hear of your loss. May Tom now rest in peace. We also hope that you will make progress toward your own peace in time. Blessings to you.
Jim and Helen Haddock
James and Helen Haddock
April 7, 2019
Welma. Gary & Tony and Aunt Barb and Uncle Dave: Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time. I just started a new job in Boca Raton, and am literally between homes - living out of a motel as we search for a new place to live, so getting away at this time has proven a bit too much of a barrier. I hope you know that our presence is not intended as a slight or disrespect in any way. Tom was always a bit of an inspiration for me growing up, and hence he and you, his family, have truly been in my thoughts and prayers! I know his passing will be tough to endure, but know that he will always be with you in your thoughts and memories. God Bless you all at this tough time.

--Bill & Susan
Bill & Susan Tutwiler
April 5, 2019
Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family, in the loss of your loved one.
With sympathy,
Jerry & Jan DeLong
Jerry & Jan DeLong
April 3, 2019
I worked with Tom on the Fort Wayne Police Dept. I always respected his dedication to the reserve program and to our City. They often did thankless jobs that many of us as regular officers did not enjoy. I could always trust his judgement and input. My prayers go out to his family. May he rest in peace.
Keith Butts
April 3, 2019
My sympathy to the family. Crooked Lake has lost a valued member of our association. He will be missed by many.
Pat and Richard Erdman. (Neighbors on Northshore Dr.)
Patricia Erdman
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