Veterans Memorial Cemetery
163 Mt. Vernon Rd, Augusta, ME
Pastor Edward Harold Dennis Jr
- 1926 - 2016
WEST GARDINER - Pastor Edward Harold Dennis Jr., 90, of West Gardiner, went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2016. He was born in Long Island, NY on April 22, 1926. He was the son of the late Edward H. Dennis Ist and the late Sarah (Smith) Dennis.
He spent his formative years on Long Beach, Long Island, until he went in the navy at the age of 18. After returning from the navy, Ed went to work for Mole Ford Company in Long Island where he worked for 30 years, until God called him into His services. Ed went to and graduated from the Word of Life Bible College.
He then became the pastor of South Monmouth Baptist Church, North Livermore Baptist Church and West Gardiner Baptist Church. He filled in at Winter Street Baptist Church and several other churches when called.
Ed volunteered his services at several nursing homes in Lewiston, Winthrop, Augusta, Hallowell and Gardiner. He also volunteered at the soup kitchen in Augusta, K.V. Medical Center in Augusta and for over 20 years at the Chrysalis Food Bank in Gardiner.
Ed was married to Susan Dewald until her death. He then met and married Shirley Danforth. Besides his parents and his first wife, he was predeceased by his son Kevin Michael Dennis, a grandson Cody Dennis and a stepdaughter Terri Varney.
He is survived by two sons Edward Dennis III of Kent, Wash. and Bruce Dennis and his wife Deborah of Enola, Pa. and one daughter Deborah Richards of Kissimmee, Fla.; two stepsons Ted Danforth and his wife Lyn of Gardiner, Scott Whitten of West Gardiner and two stepdaughters Sherry Swift and partner Larry and Stacey Huntington and husband Scott both of West Gardiner; as well as nine grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren; several great- grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
Please join us to celebrate Ed's life at Winter Street Baptist Church in Gardiner on Friday, July 29, from 9-10 a.m. and a service to follow at 10 a.m. Military honors will follow at 12 p.m. at the New Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. Following the military honors, there will be a time of fellowship at 1 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Avenue in Gardiner
Donations in Ed's memory
may be made to:
Winter St. Baptist Church or
Chrysalis Place Food Bank