Edward Franklin Webber, 77
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SCARBOROUGH -- Edward Franklin Webber, 77, genealogist and historian, resident of Old Orchard Beach and Auburn, born on June 26, 1935, in Worcester, Mass., the son of Guy Stanwood Webber and Alberta Doris (Bolte) Webber, died on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
He graduated from North High School, Worcester, Mass., in 1954, from Worcester Jr. College in 1956 with an Associate of Arts degree, and from Gorham State Teachers College, Gorham, in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 1961 with a Master of Arts degree.
From 1959 to 1989 he taught Social Studies in grades 7 and 8 in South Paris.
Ed joined the Kappa Delta Phi fraternity in 1957. In 1959 he was elected to its Executive Board where he served as National Secretary to the present. In 1988 he helped found its National Alumni Association and was a member ever since. He also received a Crow Award from Iota Chapter at Gorham State.
In 1981 he joined the Masons Village Lodge Number 26 in Bowdoinham, and later became a member of the National Village Lodge. He achieved the position of 32nd Degree Mason.
From 1984 to the present Ed was a member of Electa Chapter Number 2 Order of the Eastern Star (OES) in Bowdoinham where he served as Warder for one year, Worthy Patron for six years, and Chaplain for 16 years. He also served as Grand Chaplain in the state position for one year, and was the Grand Representative of Ohio for a two year period. He often visited other chapters serving pro tem as any officer they needed at their meeting.
Ed's parents are deceased and he had no siblings, spouse, or children. He will be dearly missed by his cousins; OES sisters and brothers; fraternity brothers, sorority sisters; and Masonic brothers. He was revered by countless numbers of individuals and his spirit will live on through all his good deeds and through all the lives he touched. REST IN PEACE, ED. YOU ARE LOVED AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Southern Maine Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, and the entire team at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their compassion and tender loving care. We appreciate all you did for Ed and our family. You are angels among us.
Visiting hours are scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held in the same location at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery in Bowdoinham. Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.
Per Ed's request, donations to the ESTARL (Eastern Star Training Award for Religious Leaders)
Scholarship Fund will be graciously accepted in lieu of flowers.
Please contribute in memory
of Ed and send to:
Corley Anne Byras, Secretary
176 Litchfield St.
Bowdoin, Maine 04287
Edward Franklin Webber
Kincer Funeral Home
130 Pleasant Street Richmond, ME 04357
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 9, 2012