PHIPPSBURG — James “Bud” York, 84, died March 31 with his family by his side.
He was born in West Point on Sept. 24, 1927, the son of James and Etta York. He grew up in Phippsburg and attended Phippsburg schools. He joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War and fought for his country with pride. In 1947, he honorably received his discharge and gained employment with Sears as an auto mechanic. He retired in 1988 as a master mechanic.
On April 19, 1980, he married his soul mate and best friend, Marilyn Campbell, and they lived in Phippsburg. They were a perfect couple, doing everything together. They enjoyed boating, going to camp in Litchfield on the weekends, vacationing together, playing cribbage and doing crossword puzzles.
He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club in Bath.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert York and Sonny York, as well as a sister, Marie McKenney.
York is survived by his wife of 31 years, Marilyn York; children James York Jr. and his wife, Melissa, John York and his wife, Anita, Dorothy Chubbuck and her husband, Brian, Sandra Collins and her husband, Allan, Richard Campbell, and Elaine Stone and her husband, Kevin; sisters Lorna Hersom, Edna Loveitt, Carolin Cronwell, Ilene Perry; sister-in-law Gloria Ellis; brother-in-law Robert Landry; six grandchildren, Shana York, James York III, Shayne York, Preston Collins, Michelle Campbell and Nathan Johnson; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours were held on April 5 at the David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home.