David Allan York

David Allan York died Oct. 28, 2015 at the age of 93. He was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Huntington Park to Kenneth and Alva.

Before moving to North Fork, he worked for McDonnell Douglas in southern California and tried his hand at farming in Illinois with his wife’s family. He was also a captain in the United States Army Air Corp.

In North Fork, he worked as a tree faller with his brothers Floyd and Glenn in the 1940s. He also co-owned and operated the North Fork Ready-mix plant. He later worked as a surveyor with the Madera County Road Department.

He enjoyed fishing, flying and ham radios.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter, Patsey Kay O’Brien.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Martha; sons, Jay of North Fork, and Rodney and spouse Alice, also of North Fork; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Nov. 6, at the North Fork Rancheria Community Center, 56900 Kunugib Way. Dress is business casual.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to charity of choice.