Eric K. York, a longtime Napa resident (1955-2007), died on Feb. 28, 2013, at the Salt Lake City Veterans Nursing Home. He and his wife Joel moved to Utah in 2007 because of his failing health and their desire to live closer to their sons, Rick (in Moab, Utah) and Neil (in Sandy, Utah) and their families.
Eric was born in Rhode Island in 1925, raised in Massachusetts, and moved to California after serving as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He worked as a draftsman at the Union Oil Refinery in Rodeo, Calif., until his retirement.
Eric loved the entire Bay Area, especially Napa, which, in his heart, was still home even after he left. Funeral services will be held on March 7, 2013, and he will be interred in the mausoleum of the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.