Patrick Shane York died Feb. 27, 2011 while trying to save his mother from their burning home in Orting, Wash. Neighbors found and saved his mother, but he died in the blaze. He was born June 2, 1964 in Tonasket to Fred and Beverly Harrington York.
He spent his early years in Oroville with a happy extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, until they moved to western Washington in 1968. He graduated from Edmonds High School in 1982. He worked at several different jobs before being employed by Red Hook Brewery as manager until he left to purchase a storage facility in Orting and be self-employed. In 1993 he married Kristi Schoeppach and in 1996 a daughter Kasey was born. Shane enjoyed being with his dad and friends camping, hunting and fishing. He loved the outdoors and excitement in life. He was a certified master diver, held a brown belt in Tai Kwan Do and had his pilots license.
Shane is survived by his mother, Beverly York; father and stepmother, Fred and Gwen York; his ex-wife, Kristi York; two daughters Kasey York and Sarah Patrick and a special honorary brother, Bob Zahler. He is also survived by aunts and uncles Mary (Richard) Ellis, Margie (Chet) Guyll, Lenora Williamson and Betty Harrington; as well as very special cousins Joann (Dennis) Loudon, Melody Harrington, David Harrington, Mike (Lisa) Guyll, Kelly (Aaron) Atay, Leah Williamson, Rick (Wena) Ellis, Brad (Willie) Guyll and Rebecca McCormick; two stepbrothers Bill Oakes and Jerry (Colleen) Oakes and two stepsisters Valli (Gordon) Schroter and Hollie (Mike) Darbyson.
He was preceded in death by loved cousins Denny Harrington and Deanna Guyll; special uncles Dean York and Bernie Harrington and his grandparents.
Shane touched the lives of those he knew forever. He has passed from our sight but lives in our hearts forever.
There will be a celebration of life for Shane on April 30, 2011 at 1 p.m. in Oroville at the Valley Christian Fellowship, 142 Eastside Road.