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Edmund W. "Ed" Marsh, 90, of Waterville, passed away March 27, 2013 at Woodland's Assisted Living in Waterville. Ed was born Oct. 24th, 1922 in New York City, the son of John and Erna (Riechard) Marsh (and step-father Clifford MacFadden). Ed served in the U.S. Navy, Pacific Third Fleet, in WWII as a torpedo man. After the Navy, Ed joined Home Ins. Co. in NYC, where he met the love of his life, Kathren, and married in 1948. Home Ins. Co. promoted Ed to their office in Waterville, where the family relocated in 1956. He then worked at Boothby & Bartlett Ins. Co. for almost 30 years, retiring as AVP.

Ed belonged to Pleasant Street Methodist Church, volunteering as lay leader, school superintendent and teacher. He served as president on Myrtle Street School and regional PTA's. Business activities included: Life Underwriters Association, president; Insurance Agencies of Waterville, president; Waterville Kiwanis Club, president; and service with Community Chest. Ed was a 32nd degree Mason in Valley of Portland Scottish Rite, and Master in Suburban Lodge 1087 of Brooklyn, NY with 60 years membership.

Fondly remembered for his outgoing personality and great sense of humor, Ed was always ready, willing and able to help others. He enjoyed working on handyman projects for his family and neighbors, as much as he enjoyed playing outdoor games with his kids and friends. He shared many happy days with his wife and children on Abbott Street, where he resided for over 50 years.

Ed was predeceased in 1994 by his dear wife of 46 years, Kathren (Campbell) Marsh, but is survived by four loving children, Erna-Sue Gregory and husband Kostas of Waterville; John Marsh and wife Joan of Framingham, MA; Arlene Blaschke and fiancé John Ganzen of Vassalboro; Julia Gagne and husband Scott of Smithfield. Also survived by seven grandchildren, Nike and Konstantinos Gregory; Amanda, Sage and Cody Blaschke; Nolan and Victor (wife Erin) Gagne. He leaves sisters-in-law Dorothy Marsh of NYC and Susan Rodgers of Alabama, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by siblings Agatha Yarwood and Henry Marsh.

The family would like to thank all of Ed's great doctors, nurses and medical staff over the years, and especially everyone at Woodland's Assisted Living, for all their care and compassion.

Visiting hours will be 10 to 11am Friday, March 29 at Redington Funeral Home, 5 Park St, Waterville, followed by a service also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Ed's memory to Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd, Augusta, ME 04330.

A private family burial is scheduled for a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Redington Funeral Home, 5 Park St, Waterville, ME 04901 (207)873-611)www.redingtonfuneralhome.com