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

Marilyn was a Navy W.A.V.E. during WWII, and 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 WW2, Marilyn spent 33 years as a Journeyman Aircraft Engine Mechanic.  This was at the Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF).

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

During retirement Marilyn worked hard to co-found Alameda Naval Air Museum.  This museum is dedicated to the history of the Naval Air Station Alameda, Navy and Marine Corps.

A memorial service was held on Saturday November 3rd at the Alameda Naval Air Museum. Come visit the museum and see the office and Marilyn Yorks memorabilia on the first floor!

2 thoughts on “Marilyn York

  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.

  2. Thank you to Ms. York for her leadership and legacy that she help to leave for our future generations to remember on the sacrifices men and women made for the defense of our country.

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