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Gregory "Tiny" York
August 14, 1968 - November 14, 2020


Gregory "Tiny" York
Aug 14, 1968 - Nov 14, 2020


Gregory York, age 52, of Detroit, MI, passed away unexpectedly on November 14, 2020. Beloved father to Dominique York. Loving companion to Bruno, his dog. Loving son to his parents, Sharon York (deceased) and Quentin and Carol York. Cherished brother of Lisa (Jeff) Miley, Steve (Serena) York, Tamara (Dennis) Cook, Anne (Alex) Purroy, and Daniel Begen.
Gregory was a loving uncle to Brandon York, Jacob York, Jared York, Jackson York, Justin (Samantha Kelley) Paupore, Josh (Mary Ellen) King, Mikayla King, Brittany (Michael) Mach, Adam Begen and Jared Begen.
Gregory was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Quentin York, Jennie York, Madeline Jones and James Godden.
Gregory graduated from Inner-City Baptist School, in Allen Park Michigan in 1986. Upon his graduation he went to serve his country as a member of the United States Army. Until his death, Gregory was a talented plumber.
He will be missed by his family and friends. There are no services scheduled due to the pandemic, but we will be planning something in the spring when it is safe for us to all gather. Friends may share a loving memory with the family online at
Arrangements were entrusted to Charles Verheyden Funeral Home - Risko Chapel in Detroit, Michigan.

Michelle Barker on Nov 23, 2020

Sending sincere condolences. May you all find each day a little easier with the memories of your precious loved one. I grew up with Greg in the youth department at Prayer. Although, he was older, we did go on many activities. One that stands out the most, is on our way to church camp, Greg fell asleep on the bus, while I painted his fingernails. Yep, when he awoke when we stopped to eat. When he realized what had happened, he tried to scrape it off. It was pretty funny. I thought that may give you all a little laugh. He was fun to be around. Keep his memories with you always. You will see him again one day.

David Rogers on Nov 23, 2020

I met Greg when Quentin and Carol graciously agreed to temporarily house our family on a furlough from Mexico missions. Greg was a consumate tease, had an infectious laugh, and had eyes that beamed a zest for life. While he bounced around full of energy, he had a serious and quiet side which may have surprised some...he was a thinker. Always the life of the party, loyal as a friend. Greg, thank you for the opportunity to get to know you, thank you for sharing your family with me. May God undergird your family as you enjoy His presence.

David Rogers

Ronnie Story on Nov 23, 2020

I recently learned the sad news of our long time friend and neighbor, Greg York’s (son of Carol and Quentin York) passing! He grew up in the same neighborhood where we lived, and during the early 80’s became the oversized playmate and leader extraordinaire of the swimming pool gang at our house. He took time to teach all the children the necessary pool games and created new and awesome diving board and sliding board techniques to perfection. And the activity didn’t end at dark, he would continue playing until everyone had their fill and were completely worn out! Then it was PIZZA time! He was a real good pizza eater and “pop” drinker, and at about 6’ tall as a teenager, was looked up to by all the neighborhood gang as their playtime teacher and fearless leader! And loved by all! I appreciate his loving memory and I felt a great loss at the news of his passing! God rest his soul!

Dominique York on Nov 22, 2020

Dad, Im missing you more and more everyday. I wish this all made sense. I love you 😞

Debbie Rogers Hachichou on Nov 22, 2020

So sorry for your loss. It seems unreal. God's peace and comfort be with you all.

Steve and Dawn Legg on Nov 21, 2020

With deep condolences for the entire family.ay the Holy Spirit comfort you at this time.

Dan Holthus on Nov 21, 2020

My deepest condolences to you Quietin and Carol. Danny Holthus

Lisa on Nov 21, 2020

Lisa Mikey on Nov 21, 2020

Big brother

Michael Spalding on Nov 21, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for all of you, very sorry for your loss.

Casey Dingwitz on Nov 21, 2020

My prayers go out to all of Gregory York's loved ones💯💞🙌

Dominique York on Nov 20, 2020


Dominique York on Nov 20, 2020

Dad; I will miss you every second, of everyday for the rest of my life. You were and always will be the best dad a girl could ever ask for. Until we meet again, may you rest in Heaven. Tell Grandma Nana that I love and miss her so much. Forever & always, your one and only baby girl -Squeak ❤️



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