A Service of Witness to the Resurrection and Celebration of Life for Rev. Thomas D. York, Pastor Emeritus of Knox Church, will be held at Knox Church on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00am, followed by a reception.
- The Hyde Park Elementary School lot will be available for additional parking.
- Childcare and elementary-age programming will be available from 10:30am to 12:30 pm for children ages 12 and under in the Muscle Room and Room 106.
- The Memorial will be video recorded and posted on this site.
- In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to ALS Association or Hospice of Cincinnati.
Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. Yes, says the Spirit, they will rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them. (Revelation 14:13)
March 10, 2018 letter from Knox Pastor Rev. Adam Fronczek:
It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of the death of Rev. Thomas D. York, Pastor Emeritus of Knox Presbyterian Church. Tom died Friday, March 9 in his home.
The news of Tom’s death is doubly sad for those who remember walking a difficult road with Tom when his wife Barb died eight years ago. I treasured my own friendship with Tom. Many of you knew him for much longer, and I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know this email will come as a shock to many of you. Our wish is to contact all of you at once, knowing that Tom’s close friendships in the congregation were many.
Of course, we will keep you informed as plans unfold for services celebrating Tom’s life and ministry. It is also important to think about how we will remember Tom and grieve together when we gather as a community tomorrow. In conversation with some of those who knew him best, we agreed that Tom would not want us to deviate from our usual plans for Sunday worship. Even so, it will be hard for some of us to pray and sing with heavy hearts. Especially if you are involved in worship leadership as a member of the Fresh Spirit Band or Knox Choir, I hope you will feel called to sing beautifully tomorrow, knowing that Tom is listening. He loved worship at Knox. For those of you who need someone to talk to, church staff and pastors from our Presbytery will be available throughout the morning.
As we grieve, let us be thankful for Tom’s life and for his good and faithful ministry.