Not everybody liked Jerry York. But I did.
In some ways, York at 71 reminded me of a few college students I have known: He was intellectually curious, asked tons of questions about every imaginable topic, wasn't afraid to express his opinions, smoked cigarettes and seemed to work into the wee hours scouring the Internet for information and news he could use.
I know this because on more than one occasion he sent me an e-mail in the middle of the night, chiding me for something I had said in a column on our Web site.
York, who died last week, irritated some people.
Because he was trained as an engineer and became an accomplished CFO and corporate strategist, York asked tough, informed questions.
And he expected direct answers.