DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —  Elden E. York, 74, formerly of Belfast, died unexpectedly July 15, 2021. He was born June 17, 1947, in Belfast to Burton and Maxine York, the oldest of seven children.

He graduated from Crosby High School, class of 1965, attained Eagle Scout in Troop 37, and went on to attend Norwich University Corps of Cadets for electrical engineering. Then he went to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, earning a degree in nuclear electrical engineering, and later studied in neuroscience and physics at Syracuse University.

As an engineer he was employed by large power producers and eventually formed his own consulting firm, where he worked until retirement.

Eventually he relocated from Syracuse, N.Y., to Daytona Beach, Fla., and pursued his many and varied business interests.

In addition to his parents, Elden was predeceased by his sister, Elaine E. York, and brother Eric L. York of Belfast.

He is survived by his daughter, Sara B. York, of Tallahassee, Fla.; brothers Winston H. York of Searsport, Gary J. York of Waldo, Michael A. York of Orrington and Walter R. York of Belfast; and many nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast Saturday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. and interment will immediately follow at Grove Cemetery.

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