Reflections of Life
Astle Daron York who was mostly referred to as his middle name Daron, was born on August 23, 1965, in Washington, D.C. to Janet Redicks and Joseph York. Astle was the second oldest and was raised by his mother who affectionately called him “man”. In 1978, Astle relocated to Sacramento, California with his mother and siblings where he later grew up in Del Paseo Heights.
Astle went to Rancho Cordova High School where he ran track and field and played football. He was featured in the Sacramento Bee for his sportsmanship. He later went to Encina High School where he met his best friends Vincent, Baron, Joe, Andre, and Mark. He later finished his schooling at Grant Union High School where he graduated in 1984 as an honor roll student.
Astle enlisted into the United States Army on December 23, 1983. He completed overseas service in Eura, Germany. Astle was honorably discharged and joined the army reserves and worked at the Sacramento Army Depot.
Astle settled in Sacramento California where he had two daughters Angelique and Shay. Astle had a strong love for his family and close friends who nicknamed him “Oscar” and “York”. He was known amongst his family to come up with silly nicknames for his children, nieces, and nephews out of love. Astle was the life of the party. Since Astle was a child, he enjoyed dancing and listening to music.
Astle was an avid sports fan. He loved the Chicago Bulls basketball team and Oakland Raiders Football team. He devoted much of his time giving back to his community as a little league football coach to the Grant Chargers, Arden Bulldawgs, and Oak Park Chargers. Astle not only enjoyed coaching football but he loved to play basketball and track and field. Astle’s hobbies included playing Chess, gaming, and eating a soul food dinner.
Astle was a lifelong learner. He attended Consumes River College where he was on the dean’s list and he also attended American River College where he enjoyed taking an assortment of classes that included Spanish, history, and weight lifting.
On August 7, 2020, God called Astle to his heavenly home.
Astle was preceded in death by his mother Janet “Doll” Redicks, stepfather Allen Whitner and sister Shuna “Shonna” York.
Astle leaves to cherish his memories, daughters, Angelique York and Cher Edwards; 5 siblings; Timothy York (Dianna Reed York), Jonetta “Piddy” Redicks, Ursula York, Sharratt Redicks (Robert Earl), Contiee Redicks (Maria Redicks), one grandson; Charles Bonner Jr., one granddaughter; Jayloni Dixon, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and many lifelong friends.
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