12/17/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Mike York

Michael Steve York
(1949 - 15 Dec 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1967

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
    As incredible as it seems, we have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning. 
   Mike York, Class of 1967, passed away in Smithfield on Monday, December 15, 2008 at the age of 59.


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 12/16/08, 4:21 PM - "  Mike York":

You may already know this but I just heard thru the g'vine that a classmate ('67) of mine, Mike York, passed away yesterday or within the last couple days anyway. Mike was an old buddy of mine from way back, as far as Parkview Elementary, then to Briarfield Elementary, and on to NNHS. He was employed as an Ironworker with a contracting company  & I would see him occasionally through the last few years here at the power station. He was a good guy.
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   Oh, David! I'm so very sorry to hear this!  Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your friend and classmate.


From the Daily Press - 12/17/08:

              Michael S. York Sr.

SMITHFIELD - Michael Steve York Sr., 59, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2008.

Michael was a native of Mt. Airy, N.C., and was a Smithfield resident for over 30 years.
Michael was preceded in death by his father, Bruce York; and his son, Michael Steve York Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Sue York; his mother, Margaret York of Smithfield; daughter, Candice Askew; son, Rodney York; daughter-in-law, Lenore York; and four grandchildren, all of South Dakota.

A graveside service will be held on at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Mike York

 


Published in the Daily Press from 12/17/2008 - 12/18/2008.
Guest Book


 


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Was so very sad to hear of Michael's death. We were the "mighty Typhoons" of Newport News High. My prayers go out to you.
Brenda Boone Hill, Garner, North Carolina

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.
Cynthia Ross, Richmond, Virginia

 

 

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mike's family and friends at this difficult time.


   This information is also posted here:

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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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910-488-9408


Are Ye Able?

Words by Earl S. Marlatt, 1926
Music by Harry S. Mason, 1924


"Are ye able," said the Master,
"To be crucified with Me?"
"Yea," the sturdy dreamers answered,
"To the death we follow Thee."

Lord, we are able. Our spirits are Thine.
Remold them, make us, like Thee, divine.
Thy guiding radiance above us shall be
A beacon to God, to love and loyalty.

Are ye able to remember,
When a thief lifts up his eyes,
That his pardoned soul is worthy
Of a place in paradise?

Lord, we are able. Our spirits are Thine.
Remold them, make us, like Thee, divine.
Thy guiding radiance above us shall be
A beacon to God, to love and loyalty.

Are ye able when the shadows
Close around you with the sod,
To believe that spirit triumphs,
To commend your soul to God?

Lord, we are able. Our spirits are Thine.
Remold them, make us, like Thee, divine.
Thy guiding radiance above us shall be
A beacon to God, to love and loyalty.

Are ye able? Still the Master
Whispers down eternity,
And heroic spirits answer,
Now as then in Galilee.

Lord, we are able. Our spirits are Thine.
Remold them, make us, like Thee, divine.
Thy guiding radiance above us shall be
A beacon to God, to love and loyalty.


"Are Ye Able?" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, 2002) and lyrics courtesy of http://users.stargate.net/~bmames/ht0326_.htm - 09/25/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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