Dr. Edward Loring Tottle, 87
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WINDHAM -- Dr. Edward Loring Tottle, 87, of Windham, died on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at St. Joseph's Manor in Portland.
He was born in Methuen, Mass., on Feb. 14, 1926, the son of the late Ralph and Amie Irene (Loring) Griffin. At an early age, Edward moved to Windham where he attended and graduated from school. Following his graduation, he enlisted into the U.S. Army where he was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. During active duty during World War II, his regiment became the honor Guard for the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF). He became Sergeant- in-charge of his 508th Parachute Infantry Regimental Jump School which trained hundreds of paratroopers in Frankfurt, Germany before he returned home.
Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he furthered his education at George Washington University, University of Maryland, Northwestern University, University of Virginia, University of Maine Law School and Syracuse University for a total of four degrees. Later in life, he wrote novels, articles and educational texts and tests.
Family members include his siblings, May Lunt of Windham, Merrill Griffin of California, and Marcia Grenier of Massachusetts. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Milton Tottle in 2010.
Services will be held at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham, on Friday, March 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. Spring burial will be in the Maine Veteran's Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd., Springvale. For online condolences, please visit our website at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to:
P.O. Box 11454
Alexandria, Virginia 22312
Dr. Edward Loring Tottle
434 River Road, Windham
Dolby Funeral Chapel
434 River Road
Windham, ME 04062
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 13, 2013