York, Maine-Eldridge M. (EB) Elkhorn, 91 of Sunrise Terrace, passed away on Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at home after a period of declining health.
He was born August 25, 1929 in Jonesboro, Maine the fourth child of the late Ambrose and Margaret (Wallace) Elkhorn.
He graduated as Valedictorian from Jonesboro High School in 1946, Machias Normal School in 1949, Teachers College in 1956, University of Maine in 1957 and Boston University in 1959.
He taught school in Deer Isle and Machias, Maine.
He was Superintendent of Schools in Mechanic Falls, Minot, Poland and York, Maine. He was a private employee for 14 years before retirement.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. He graduated as top student from two technical schools at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi and served as an Air Traffic Controller at Rhine/Main Airport in Frankfurt, Germany where he was cited as an outstanding Airman.
He was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church in York for many years. A former member of the Machias Harwood Masonic Lodge No. 95, a Maine State Granger, an IAAOB Basketball Official and had served on local, state and national educational associations.
Having been an active athlete, his interest in sports was lifelong. He enjoyed hunting, reading, traveling and history. He and his family traveled extensively through the US, Canada and Europe.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his four siblings, Vergie, Dorothea, Helva and half-brother, Clinton. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara (Huckins) Elkhorn; sons Mark and Craig of York, ME; nieces Linda Perkins of Wells, ME and Lois Hoppe of Mechanicsville, MD; nephew Clark Whitney of Soldotna, AK; several cousins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, York, Maine is assisting with arrangements. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com