Cyril Hamilton York, 77, a retired employe of the Government Printing Office who was active in Masonic organizations, died of leukemia Sept. 13 at Holy Cross Hospital.

Mr. York, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Massachusetts and reared in Maine. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.

In 1940, when he moved to Washington, he joined the GPO as a bookbinder. He was assigned to the office of the superintendent of printing prior to his retirement about 1970.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Almas Temple of the Shrine. He was a past president of the Bethesda chapter of the National Sojourners. He also had been most illustrious grand master of the Grand Council of the York Rite, great chief of the Knight Masons and governor of the York Rite College.

Mr. York was a past president of the Forest Glen chapters of both the American Association of Retired Persons and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine, of Silver Spring; a daughter, Jeanne Ristau, of Fairport, N.Y.; two sisters, Beatrice Kendall, of Portland, Maine, and Priscilla Webber, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and two grandchildren.