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Gerald (Gerry) York

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Gerald (Gerry) YORK Gerry York, age 70, of Bellevue, formerly of Mercer Island, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, after suffering a stroke. Born Gerald Cecil York on September 25, 1940, in Seattle, Washington, he grew up in the Pinehurst neighborhood in north Seattle. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1958, and graduated from the University of Washington in 1962, where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity and played Husky football. Gerry was active in Mercer Island youth sports programs and enjoyed coaching. He was a good man and good friend, and will be missedby many. Gerry's family includes his daughter Carrie York Williams (husband Mark Williams), his son Brice York (wife Megan Nichols), and grandchildren Chase York and Elisabeth and Braden Williams. Gerry spent many years working in sales and customer service, especially in telecommunications. His second home near the Potholes ("The Lodge") was his other favorite place to be, near Moses Lake, where he loved to hunt water fowl and pheasants, and tinker with his boats. A celebration of Gerry's life will be held on Saturday, February 26, at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.
Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 30 to Feb. 6, 2011
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