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Robert "Bob" D. York

August 15, 1938 February 21, 2021
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Robert “Bob” D. York, 82, of Oroville, CA and formerly of Allentown, died at his home in Catasauqua Sunday February 21, 2021. Born in Carbondale, he was a son of the late George and Marion (Mink) York. He was the husband of the late Arlene “Peach” (Barrios) York and celebrated 41 years together before her passing in April of 2020. Peach was the love of Bob’s life and their life together was filled with adventures and traveling. He was so patient with her in all her horses and ponies.

Bob honorably served his country in both the Navy and Air Force. Stationed in Langley VA, he also served in Libya among other locations. After the service he attended Lehigh University on the GI bill and graduated with an engineering degree. Bob then went to work for Mack Trucks as an Engineer here in Allentown and in Hayward, CA, retiring after many years of employment. He was deeply involved in his church and was always a faithful member. Bob was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Allentown and current member of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oroville, CA. Bob was an avid Formula One Racing fan and loved cars in general. He enjoyed attending races all over the world with Peach or his sons, Gary, Billy, and later with his grandson Aidan.

He took great pride and joy in knowing he was the best dad ever. No one could sing to musicals or whistle like Bob! Surviving are his children, daughters Janet York, Carol Roach and husband Dennis, and Shannon Klemm; sons Gary York and wife Victoria, and Billy York; sister Gladys Kistler, brother George “Bill” York and wife Carol Miller; grandchildren Aidan, Mason and Madison York and Micheal Klemm and wife, Renee; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two sisters, Tootie Wood and husband, Brian and Nancy Allred and husband, Garey.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Parkinson's Foundation c/o the funeral home.

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. of Catasauqua are honored to handle the arrangements.

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