Edward P. Marion

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Edward P. Marion, 81
     COATESVILLE, Pa. -- Edward P. Marion, 81, of Coatesville, Pa., passed away on Monday, April 28, 2008, at Paoli Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Naomi Webster Marion, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.
     Born in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Everett and Aileen McCarthy Marion. Ed grew up in Harrisburg, Pa. and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1950, where he played football. He returned to Harrisburg to teach at William Penn High School as well as coach football and baseball.
     Ed worked in the pension and insurance industry for 46 years. His last years were with UNUM in Portland, and then retiring from Allstate Insurance in the Philadelphia area. He was a referee for football, basketball and boxing and an umpire for baseball for the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission. He refereed for both collegiate games and the National Football League for thirty five years, participating in the 1971, 1975 and 1977 Super Bowls. Ed was the President and Executive Director of the National Football Referee's Association for 25 years and a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
     Ed traveled to Ireland frequently to play golf and developed many dear friendships. He also enjoyed returning to his home in Cape Elizabeth to visit old friends. He was an active donor for the American Red Cross. He was an avid golfer and a former member of the Coatesville Country Club, as well as an honorary member of the Royal County Down Golf Club in Ireland. He contributed to the American Legion for 60 years. Ed was regarded as having great wit for story telling and a sense of humor abundant with joke telling.
     In addition to his wife Naomi, he is survived by his five children, Cathleen A. Marion of Downingtown, Pa., Patricia R. Milillo and her husband Dan of Coatesville, Pa., Christopher J. Marion of Yardley, Pa., Elizabeth Marion of Coatesville, Pa., and Joanne Marion-Walton of Stevens, Pa. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ian, John, Emily and Joseph. He was predeceased by his daughter Cecilia, who passed away in 1979.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2008, at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, 6th and Chestnut Streets, Coatesville, Pa., where family and friends may call from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken, Pa. To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com.
    Memorial contributions may be made in Edward Marion's name to the charity of your choice.
    Edward P. Marion

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Apr. 30, 2008