(WKBN) - The San Francisco 49ers announced Saturday that the son of Denise DeBartolo York -- from Youngstown -- and John York, the team's owners, has died.
Tony York passed away on Friday at the age of 35, son of Denise DeBartolo York and John York.
The York family released the following statement:
“With deep sadness, we mourn the passing of our beloved son and brother, Tony. Although our hearts are quite heavy at this time, we have so many special memories shared with him to carry us forward. Tony will forever be remembered as a bright, spirited entrepreneur with an unmatched passion to serve others who could brighten a room with his personality and sense of humor. Tony, we love you.”
Tony was born in Youngstown in 1983 and graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School.
He founded Koda, a company that helps young graduates find their first job.
Denise DeBartolo York's father, Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr., founded The DeBartolo Corporation. Youngstown State University named one of its buildings, DeBartolo Hall, after the family because of their generous donations to the university.