Steve Young is an important part of the 49ers history and tradition49ers to retire Steve Young's number Sep 25, 2008
Jerry Rice's retirement as a member of the San Francisco 49ers is very important to Denise (DeBartolo York), to me, our family, and for our entire organizationJerry Rice retires as a 49er Aug 24, 2006
The first two steps in the rebuilding are big ones49ers fire coach, GM Jan 05, 2005
We are going to use the extreme disappointment that we all have felt as our turning point49ers fire coach, GM Jan 05, 2005
Peter and I both went into the stadium thing somewhat naively, in that the ($100 million bond) measure passed in the city, but it's much more complex and more costly than we ever envisionedReport: 49ers, Harris to part company Nov 19, 2003
John C. York (born April 18, 1949) is an American retired cancer research pathologist, married to Marie Denise DeBartolo York, and co-owner and co-chairman of the San Francisco 49ers. The Yorks have four children: sons Jed and Tony, and daughters Jenna and Mara.
York was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The son of a dentist who died when York was 15, York grew up in Little Rock and attended local schools until college. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend in 1971. He received a doctorate in blood pathology from Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago in 1975, and engaged in seven years of post-doctoral study, specializing in the laboratory diagnosis of lymphoma and leukemia.
York left academia to establish DeYor Laboratories in Boardman, Ohio, a partnership with his father-in-law, Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. In 1999, he sold DeYor Laboratories. York has made a number of contributions in the medical field, having given a $1.5 million contribution to establish an Endowed Chair in Pathology and an Endowed Chief Residency in Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 1999, he donated a science and math building to Catholic High School for Boys, his alma mater.