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2/10/2014 2:14:00 PM
Clifton L. York
May 10, 1947 - Feb. 9, 2014

Clifton L. York, 66, of Bristol, passed away on the morning of Feb. 9 at the LincolnHealth - Miles Campus in Damariscotta. Born in Damariscotta on May 10, 1947, he was the son of Joseph and Delores York.

Cliff grew up in Damariscotta Mills and then Nobleboro, and attended local schools. He joined the U.S. Army and served as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked many different jobs throughout the local area. He really enjoyed driving the school bus for Bristol School, and loved all the kids who rode his bus.

Clifton resided in Bristol for the past 30 years, and was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He always had a joke or a funny story for anyone who would listen. He was a New York Yankees fan, and loved NASCAR, his favorite driver was Bill Elliott. Cliff was rarely seen without a trusted German Shepherd by his side, or a Coors Light in his hand.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Shawn; brother, Donald; and his sister, Tena.

He is survived by his daughter, Beth Barter, husband Sam and children, Brogan and Madison, all of Boothbay; granddaughter, Breanna York of Bremen; nieces, Kacie and Kira Gallant and their children; nephew, Darren York and his family; and special friends, Jon Poland, Dana Hatch, Eric Runion and family, and John Ruit, who were always there to help Cliff when he needed a hand.

There will be a graveside service, with military honors, in the spring in the Bristol Mills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion, Wells-Hussey Post 42, PO Box 268, Damariscotta, ME 04543.

Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.

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