Edward Rr. Conrod, 97

O edward conrodSOUTH PORTLAND — Edward Rupert Conrod, 97, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the South Portland Nursing Home.

He was born in Rumford Point, on July 3, 1916, the son of Daniel and Medora (Taylor) Conrod.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was in the Battle of the Bulge.

He enjoyed gardening, reading, whittling and working with his hands.

Edward married Grace E. Johnson and together they raised five children, John, Richard, Daniel, Beverly and Lewis.

Edward was employed during various times as a carpenter, plumber and heating technician, and was owner of Conrod Heating and Plumbing.

He was an Honor Guard with the V.F.W. and a member of the East Hebron Baptist Church.

He was predeceased by his wife, Grace E. Conrod; two sons, Richard E. Conrod formerly of Bridgton and Eddie R. Conrod, Jr. formerly of Minnesota.

He is survived by his children, John L. Conrod of California, Daniel F. Conrod of Lewiston, Beverly J. O’Connell of South Portland, Lewis C. Conrod of Florida, Shirley Barten of Minnesota, Eddie and Jocelyn Conrad of Tennesse, William Swan of Warren; his daughter-in-law, Diane Conrod of Bridgton; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visiting hours will be 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 8 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 9 at the funeral home.

Committal service with military honors will be held at 3 p.m. in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland, following the service. Condolences may be expressed online at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com

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