Michael Austin Ellis, 55, passed away April 12, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Jan. 7, 1958, in Belfast, a son of Austin and Caroline Ellis of Searsport.

Michael was a graduate of Searsport High School, and worked for Belfast Moose Head Railroad and State Sand and Gravel in Belfast. Michael moved to North Carolina about 1997, where he worked for Burlington Industries and then for Mail Contractors of America. He moved back to Searsport in 2009.

Michael is survived by a daughter, Shayla Ashtyn Ellis, age 12, of Greensboro, N.C. He is also survived by a sister, Shirley Bridges, of Verona Island: his niece Carol Moody of Livermore Falls, nephew Barrett Bridges of Maine; great-nephews Tylor, Ethan, Austin, Nicholas and Blayke; and two great-nieces, Tiffany and Mackenzie.

A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at his home at 114 Prospect St., Searsport at 3 p.m. Saturday April 27.

Arrangements are with Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Bucksport.