William Arthur York

  • Born: September 29, 1956
  • Died: March 3, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

William Arthur York, 63, of Manchester, passed away on March 3, 2020 at the Elliot Hospital.

He was born in North Conway on September 29, 1956, the son of Norman and Margaret (Dunn) York Jr. He attended Graham Junior College. For most of his career he worked in TV and radio advertising. Most recently he had been employed in the sale department at State Motors. He coached youth basketball for many years. He was passionate about the Special Olympics, sitting on the NH Special Olympics Board of Directors and started and ran golf fundraisers for the charity.

Family members include his son, Ian-Scott York of North Providence, RI; two daughters, Jennifer York of Manchester and Amanda York of Hooksett; a grandson, Trevor Henriksen of Bedford; three step daughters, Deidre Russo of CA, Lindsay Russo and Brittany Russo, both of Manchester;sister-in-law Pamela York of VT; a brother Norman "Buzzy" York III, his wife, Ruth of VT; a sister, Patti York of NJ; and nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and by a sister, Carol Wheelock and by a brother Anthony "Tony" York.

A memorial gathering will take place at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester on Saturday from 2 PM to 4 PM with a Time of Remembrance and Sharing to follow at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH Special Olympics. To view an Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit www.phaneuf.net.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Yawk! Rest easy my brother and play another song on the radio.

Posted by PAUL FULLER - GILFORD, NH - Friend   March 13, 2020

I don't even know how express this feeling of loss I am feeling. My heart hurts for your children Jenn, Ian and Amanda, Your love for your children and mine defined the man you were, loving, caring and supportive. I will always hold the love we had dear to my heart and will always remember the amazing times we had. Rest In Peace Bill

Posted by Donna Tammaro - Manchester, NH - Friend   March 10, 2020

I will never say goodbye. Not ever. You touched and inspired so many people in ways that are too numerous to list. When asked what he was doing to make himself happy,a great man once said, " I am doing it, I am spending time with everyone that I love". That great man is my brother Bill.

Posted by Patti York - Hawthorne, NJ - Sister   March 10, 2020

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