Edward M. Laine

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Edward M. Laine, 89
AUBURN -- Edward M. Laine, 89, of Lewiston, passed away Sunday evening, March 28, 2010, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice after a brief illness.
He was born in Auburn, July 1, 1920 the son of Bella Supovitz and Joseph Lelansky. He graduated from Edward Little High School and later served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Sept. 2, 1951 he married the late Renee (Fogelsohn) Laine.
He worked in the shoe industry for a number of years. Eddie also worked at First National Tire, then at Wilner Wood Products retiring in 1982. In 1983 he went to work for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension until 1996.
The last few years he was a track official at Bates College. Eddie also enjoyed talking to the coaches and players of the various sports teams. Eddie was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed all sports. He was a life long member of Congregation Beth Abraham in Auburn and was also a member of the Robin Dow Association.
He is survived by a son, Philip of Lewiston; a sister Ruth Ann Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Fla., sisters-in-law, Tanya Shapiro of Falmouth and Rhoda Green of Delray Beach, Fla.; and many cousins; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife and a brother, Arnold Lelansky.
Relative and friends are invited to meet at the Fortin Group Funeral Home in Auburn on Thursday at 12:15 p.m. and follow in procession to Beth Abraham Cemetery Chapel where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Beth Abraham Cemetery.
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Laine family by visiting their guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, Auburn, 217 Turner St. 783-8545
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to:
The Beth Abraham Synagogue
410 Main St.
Lewiston, ME 04240 or
The Central Maine
Heart and Vascular Institute
300 Main St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
Edward M. Laine
The Fortin Group
Auburn 207-783-8548
Lewiston 207-784-4584

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 30, 2010
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