Carl York – Dominion Post
After 95 years on this earth, Carl D. York returned home to be with the Lord on September 25, 2021.
Carl was born in Marion, Indiana, on May 30, 1926, to parents, Charles D. and Gertrude H. York. He had a brother, Charles D.
Carl graduated in 1944 from Marion High School, where he was captain of the group and track team, in addition to being a member of the National Honor Society and president of the Business Club. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the 16th Armored Division attached to General George Patton’s Third Army for combat missions in the European Theater, in March 1945. Shortly after the end of World War II in Europe, he was assigned to the First Infantry Division in Germany for occupation duties and completed his honorably released military service in August 1946 as a sergeant T / 4.
Carl enrolled at Indiana University where he was a member of the Acacia Brotherhood and graduated in Commerce / Banking in 1951, following in his father and brother’s footsteps with a career in banking / finance. Over the course of his career he earned a master’s degree from Marquette University and became a licensed wrestling official at Indiana High School for many years, in addition to serving as an officer for several charities and service, including the Lions and the National Savings and Loan League. In the 1970s he became a Chartered Real Estate Broker and followed that by qualifying to become a Chartered Real Estate Appraiser.
Carl was an avid bodybuilder and weightlifter, winning many prestigious awards including the 1948-1950 Indiana State Championships in deadlift. He remained loyal to the gym for most of his long life. His philosophy was that fitness keeps you healthy and his extraordinary longevity is proof of that. He has also been hugely fulfilled by his work and as a result he has accumulated many prestigious career awards throughout his life. Some of these were the West Virginia 35th Star of Statehood Award, presented by Senator Joe Manchin, the Kentucky Colonel’s Award, and numerous Home Builders Association awards. Some of these were her Distinguished Service Award of 2018 for Outstanding Dedication and Outstanding Service to Home Builders in North Central West Virginia. He served for many years on the finance committee of My Health Medical Center, helping to improve healthcare organizations in his community. He enjoyed helping others in business, socially and, most importantly, his family, but he also loved passionately discussing many topics.
He met Linda, his 44-year-old wife, during his banking career in Indiana, and they moved to Morgantown in 1982 to head the mortgage department of what was then First Federal Savings & Loan, now United. Bank. Carl and Linda immediately fell in love with West Virginia and after retiring from the savings and loan industry he went to work with Linda to appraise real estate for the appraisal firm Puccio and York until his dead. Retirement was never okay with him, he loved his job and the interactions he was able to form while doing it. He liked to converse with people on a wide variety of topics, mainly to meet their pets.
He loved his role as husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed being there for his family and friends whenever they needed him. He was proud of his career allowing him to help thousands of families obtain and improve their homes by obtaining a mortgage. He loved his doggie King Charles and his barn queen, Emmy, birds, wildlife and mountain climbers.
He was a member of Kingdom a Community Church in Morgantown. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Morgantown; and eight children: sons, Carl D. (Marcia), of Indiana, Erick (Rhonda), of North Carolina, and Todd, of Morgantown, and daughters, Michelle (Yukio), of Indiana, Cindy, of New York , Jennifer (Tony), from Indiana, Ronda, Florida, and Taya, from St. Marten. Ayako (Ken) from Japan are bonus kids originally added to our family after her introduction as a postgraduate student at WVU. There are also 20 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial to a charity of your choice. Please consider a pet rescue.
McCulla Funeral Home provided a cremation service. A memorial service will be held at Kingdom: A Community Church, 540 Fairmont Road, Westover, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021, with Reverend Kevin Cain officiating.