Taylor-Wharton Cryogenics has announced the passing of former President, Len York, who died of a heart attack on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the age of 65.
Len, who also served as CFO for Taylor-Wharton International LLC, is survived by his wife of 25 years, Ginger York, three children (Brian York, Amanda Nordmeyer, Chris York) and one grandchild (Quinn York). He was so looking forward to the arrival of two granddaughters; one in June and another in July.
Born in Decatur, AL, Len earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Mathematics at the University of Alabama. During his life, he was Chairman of the FEI Scholarship Committee, Treasurer – Association for Retarded Children and Adults, United Way Fund Raising Campaign Chairman, and served on Board of Directors for both profit and nonprofit organizations.
Len was Managing Director and Founder of York & Company, started 1990, which focused on corporate restructuring, interim management, business process improvement, and strategic planning. In addition to his positions at Taylor-Wharton, Len held senior leadership positions with automotive, marine, and steel manufacturing companies including Cornerstone Propane, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, and Prometheus Energy.
Foremost in Len’s life was love of his family. He enjoyed his work, his friends, and relaxed with fishing, golfing, and cooking. Len will always be remembered for his warm smile and generous nature. Everyone knew him as a friend. He touched, mentored and loved many people far and wide, around the world.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Fisher House Foundation of Long Beach, CA. The foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. The Fisher House Foundation link is: http://www.fisherhousesocal.org/ and go to “donate,” or make your check to Fisher House Southern California, Inc. and mail to P.O. Box 110, Long Beach, CA 90801. Please indicate the donation is IN MEMORY OF LEN YORK.
A memorial service is being planned to be held in Long Beach, CA. If you wish to receive information when details are finalized, please indicate by sending your contact information to Ginger York at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject Line: Len York Memorial).