Edmund C. Barker, 91

SOUTH PARIS — Edmund C. Barker, 91, of Stoneham, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Maine Veterans Home.

He was born on May 24, 1922, in Waterford, the son of Cecil McAllister Barker and Eva Crouse Barker.

Ed served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific. He was postmaster at the Stoneham Post Office, and he worked nights at A.C. Lawrence Leather Company. He was a lifetime member of the Stoneham Rescue, and was active for several years. He loved to hunt, fish and take his dog Smoke to yard sales.

Ed was predeceased by his parents; and his brother Glendon Wight. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Bette) of 68 years; his son Cecil and wife Anita of Harrison; two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanor McCaffrey of Milford and Glenna Trask of Saco; and a brother, Chester Barker of Bolsters Mills.

A graveside service will be held later in the spring at Hillside Cemetery in Stoneham. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Maine Veterans Home. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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