Robert A. Yorks
LIMA - April 26, 2022 at age 92 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his children, Pam (Mark) Stoffel, Kim (Jim) Johnson, Fay (David) Donk, Gary Yorks; grandchildren, Becky Babcock, Amber Stoffel, Robyn (Curtis) Stoffel, Jeremy (Natalie) Johnson, Jimmy (Laura) Johnson, Paul Donk, Holly Donk; great grandchildren, Lilliana, Racheal, Tyler, Jeremy, Jr., Ellen, Jackson, William; sister, Millie Hayton; brother, Ronnie (Barb) Yorks; several nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Doris Yorks; beloved grandson, Jason Johnson.
Robert Yorks was best known as Robert, Bob, Dad, Grandpa, PopPop, or Uncle Bob. He was born second eldest to Anna and Albert Yorks on what is still known as the Yorks Farm.
He attended a one room schoolhouse on the corner of Dalton and Heath Markham Rd. that no longer exists. He placed a wooden plaque there so we do not forget its existence. He graduated from Lima High School and continued to work his father’s farm from whom he and his brother Ronnie purchased from him upon his retirement. A farmer is what he was, but he had a full life.
He married and had children but was much much more. He loved to hunt and was a longtime member of the Lima Gun Club as well as serving as its President. He was a member of the Upstate Milk Co-op and a Livingston County Planning Board Member. He drove truck for Valley Sand & Gravel which he loved.
He was an avid euchre and Gin-Rummy player and loved his card playing family. He was also a proud member of the Smitty’s crew. His golden years were all about family and he would proudly show you his pictures of his grandkids and great grandkids of who he was so proud and loved fiercely. He loved his family and friends, and he was loved by all those he touched.
A celebration of life will be held in early August, a save the date will be sent out. Bob loved the farm and land and that is why we picked Future Farmers of America Local NY Chapter. If you would like to make a donation in his honor checks can be sent to: FFA Foundation, Inc. 9340 Long Pond Road Croghan, NY 13327 (Note: Yorks Memorial in memo) or visit website