Elliott Cedric Spiker

Version 2WEST TREMON– Elliott Cedric Spiker died at his home in West Tremont on Oct. 11, 2016, at the age of 70 after an almost two-year battle with cancer. He was a kind, generous, handy, smart and loving father and grandfather.

Elliott was born on Jan. 11, 1946, in Washington, D.C., and raised in Arlington, Va., along with his older brother Leonard. His father, Ellis, came from a Maryland coal mining family, and his mother, Janet, was a valedictorian from Owls Head, Maine.

For over 30 years, Elliott lived in D.C. and Northern Virginia, working for the U.S. Geological Survey as a research geologist. His research projects led him to travel all over the world and publish numerous papers in scientific literature, including early studies on climate change.

Elliott was a loving father, helping to raise his son Jojo with mother Rebecca Rice, and his daughter Sophie with mother Karel Weissberg. Later he became a caring grandfather to three grandchildren. In his free time he loved working on major home renovation projects for his family.

Growing up, Elliott’s family frequently visited Mount Desert Island and bought a small house in West Tremont in the early 1960s. In the mid 2000s, Elliott retired and moved to West Tremont with his wife, Karel, becoming a widower in 2009.

While living on Mount Desert Island, he was a proud Tremont volunteer fireman and an ambulance driver. He also served on the boards of the Acadia Disposal District and the Southwest Harbor-Tremont Ambulance Service.

Elliott is survived by his children Jojo and Sophie, and grandchildren Tyasia, Portia and Frederick.

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