Harmon D. York, 78

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HARPSWELL — Harmon D. York, 78, died Jan. 30 at the home of his daughter.

He was born in Cundy’s Harbor on Sept. 27, 1933, and was the son of Dana W. and Bertha E. Toothaker York. He grew up and attended schools in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1951.

On March 29, 1968, he married Martha L. Drake.

After high school he worked in Connecticut at Pratt and Whitney and later at Bath Iron Works as a welder. He was employed as a foreman at Stuart Construction in Cundy’s Harbor for many years before starting his own business, Anchor Welding, which he actively operated until he became ill.

York was known for his craftsmanship and talent. He was a gifted steel and aluminum welder and specialized in custom boat ramps throughout the Mid Coast area. He took a lot of pride in his work and enjoyed the many friends that visited him on a daily basis at his shop.

He enjoyed hunting in The Forks, camping, country music, bluegrass music and festivals, dancing, boating, reading western novels, doing crossword puzzles, playing Bingo and spending time with his family and friends.

He was a member of Polar Star Lodge, the Bath Masonic Lodge, the Valley of Portland, Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite Masons and Kora Temple Shrine. He was the past vice president of Cranberry Horn Cemetery Association and volunteered many years at the Cundy’s Harbor Community Hall Bingo. 

He was predeceased by his parents, a son, Harmon Dana York Jr., and grandson Aaron Dana Young.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend; sons Barry D. York and his wife, Sarah, of Greenville, and Steven H. York and his wife, Lori, of Litchfield; daughters Paula L. Colby and her husband, Stanley, of Richmond, and Kristin Y. Casey and her husband, Shawn, of Brunswick; sister Jeanette Burton of Bath; mother-in-law Polly B. Toothaker of Cundy’s Harbor; grandson Kyle L. Young and his wife, Erika, of Cundy’s Harbor; granddaughters, Abbie L. Young, Ashley A. York and Kristin M. York, all of Cundy’s Harbor, and Lauryn M. Casey and Lyla M. Casey, both of Brunswick; four nieces; a nephew; several great nieces and nephews; and cousins.

Visiting hours were held Feb. 2 at Brackett Funeral Home in Brunswick. Interment will be in Cranberry Horn Cemetery, Cundy’s Harbor.

Memorial contributions in York’s memory may be made to the Cundy’s Harbor Fire and Rescue, c/o Burton Taylor, 45 Taylor Road, Harpswell, ME 04079 or CHANS Hospice Care, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, ME 04011.

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