ARTHUR MORGAN YORK

Posted Sept. 03, 2009, at 7:41 p.m.

STAMFORD, Conn. – Arthur Morgan York, 94, died Aug. 14, 2009, of cardiac arrest in Norwalk, Conn. Mr. York was a native of Dover-Foxcroft, where he was born Dec. 13, 1914, the son of Percy York and Alice (Lary) York. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Class of 1937, with a Bachelor of Science degree in technical journalism. After brief work as a science reporter for the New York Post, he joined the publicity staff of Westinghouse Corp., Pittsburgh, where he handled publicity about the company’s research and engineering activities. He was married in July 1942, to Clare Elizabeth Peterson of Naugatuck, Conn., a graduate of Simmons College. During World War II Mr. York listed on the National Roster of Scientific and Technical Personnel, and worked in the wartime synthetic rubber program in Washington, D.C. In 1945, he joined the public relations department of United States Rubber Co., later named Uniroyal Corp. In 1961, he became director of corporate communications for the company. In 1978, Mr. York embarked on his own consulting practice in corporate communications, called York Communications, which he pursued until 1994, when he was 80. Mr. York is survived by three daughters, Anita Sawyer of Raleigh, N.C., Rita Fogal of Waltham, Mass., and Carolyn York of North Bethesda, Md.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a fourth daughter, Susan Stensberg; and by his wife, Clare, in May 2000. In honor of his lifelong love of books and the library that inspired this passion, donations in his memory may be made to Thompson Free Library, 186 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.

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