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Adelbert "Jack" York
January 3, 1932 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Jack York of Mexico, loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle passed away on Dec. 21st with his family at his side. He was born Jan. 3, 1932, to Eleanor and Adelbert Fields Sr. but came to be raised by Harry and Elsie York.
He graduated from Hannibal High School in 1950, shortly after which he was drafted into the Army and served as a medic in the Korean conflict. Both proud and humble about his service to our country, Jack was a life member of the Mexico VFW Post 369. Jack enjoyed a full career with Nestles Co. in Fulton, eventually retiring as a Sr. Lab Tech after 45 years of service.
Throughout his life he loved fishing, the Boston Red Sox, his 1991 Corvette, his cigarettes and a cold beer. He also loved being at his camp at Lorton Lake with his dogs, Bo, Missy and Peepers.
He is predeceased by his infant son Timothy Glen, sisters Sally Lorange, Gloria Sgroi and Dorothy Marsh, his parents and the man he called Dad, Harry York, whom he admired greatly. Also, his sons-in-law Rick Acker and Tim Doyle.
He leaves behind his wife of 50 yrs. Barbara Woodard York, and his daughter Karen Acker of Baldwinsville. He also leaves behind his “bonus children” Kim Doyle and Jon (Jeannie) Poyneer of Fulton, and his grandchildren Erin Acker, Jaclyn (Sam) Fuentes, Kelly (Chris) Jordan, Keith Haas, Keaton (Magen) Doyle, Chelsea Poyneer, Jimmy Poyneer and Tyler Doyle along with 8 great grandchildren.
The arrangements are being made through the James A. Menter Funeral Home of Fulton with a Celebration of Life starting at 11 am on January 27th at the Fulton Alliance Church. There will be a Military Burial in the spring.
Donations me be made to Mexico VFW Post 369, 5931 Scenic Ave, Mexico, NY 13114 or St Judes Children Hospital.