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Marilyn York, the President and Co-founder of the Alameda Naval Air Museum, died at the age of 90 in her San Lorenzo home on October 4th 2012.

She was a Navy W.A.V.E. during WWII, one of the first to become a W.A.V.E. She was stationed at the Alameda Naval Air Station.

Marilyn became a “Rosie the Riveter” after the war, and spent 33 years as a Journeyman Aircraft Engine Mechanic at the Rework Facility aboard the Navy base.

During WWII, Marilyn sold over a million dollars worth of War Bonds to aircraft and shipyard workers.

After her retirement, she worked hard to co-found Alameda Naval Air Museum which is dedicated to the history of the Naval Air Station Alameda, Navy and U.S.M.C.

A memorial service was held on Saturday November 3rd at the Alameda Naval Air Museum.

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  1. I remember Marilyn York very well. She and my late husband, Eugene Lee Neese, Jr. among others created the Alameda Naval Air Museum. I’m sorry to hear that she passed away.

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