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Peter York - A life well lived and appreciated
By Lynne Miller


June 13, 2006

It was with sadness that I read the obituary for Peter York Tuesday morning - a person gone from our community for a few years now - but not forgotten - never. Peter graced the internet "pages" of SITNEWS many times with his astute, well informed opinions in regard to the local, national or international topic of the day and that is where I first came to "know him". But it was through working with his wife Nancy at Ketchikan General Hospital that I grew to appreciate the man he was. Loyal and loving, kind and caring to her as his life partner and best friend. All the external attributes and professional titles aside what I remember most importantly when adding up the sum total of Peter AND Nancy York is how they marked each day together in committed solidarity and true love and that is all that truly matters when taking stock at the end of the day as to a life well lived. I send my prayers and best wishes to Nancy at the passing of her life partner through SITNEWS as somehow that seems to me like a most appropriate venue for expressions of affection and sadness at the loss of Peter. I will carry the image of Peter and Nancy York with me all the days of my life - and thank them both for the privilege of having known both of them. God's peace, Nancy - and God Bless Peter's soul forever.

Lynne Miller
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: Lynne Miller is a 20+ year resident of Southeast Alaska.


Peter Paul York - Peter Paul York, born March 1, 1951, went home on June 4, 2006. Peter York was baptized Peter Paul Thomas Joseph York and was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. His father was a diplomat and his mother was a physician. Peter York immigrated to the U.S. in 1971 and became a naturalized citizen.- More...
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