Edwin F. Cade, Sr.
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Delmar-Edwin Frederick Cade, Sr., 85, of Delmar, Delaware, beloved husband of Margaret Lord Cade for 60 years, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 18, 2014.
He was predeceased by his parents, Amos B. Cade and Dora Jones Cade, his sister, Evelyn Cade, and his brothers, Mancel and Lawrence Cade.
Edwin was born and raised in Greenwood, Delaware and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1947. He went to work for the Diamond State Telephone Company until 1950, when he was called to duty in the United States Army to serve in the Korean Conflict. During his 15 month tour in Korea, Edwin earned the rank of Sgt. First Class and was honorably discharged after nearly two years of service.
Upon his return to the United States, he went back to work at the new Bell Atlantic Telephone Company as a lineman until he retired after 44 years of service. During his retirement he also worked at his son-in-law's business, Tim's Aerial Service.
As a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars since 1952, he had the honor of serving as the youngest Post Commander from 1960 to 1961, in Seaford, Delaware.
Having played baseball and basketball in high school and softball in the Army, Edwin participated in the City of Seaford fast pitch softball league until he was 40 years old.
Edwin was a devout Christian and since his baptism into Christ 37 years ago, he helped build four new Churches of Christ/Christian Churches on the Eastern Shore. He also worked on the construction of Delmarva Christian Service Camp at Trap Pond, Delaware. He served as an Elder at the Old Paths Church of Christ in Georgetown, Delaware and has been a faithful servant at the Gateway Church of Christ near Mardela Springs, Maryland for the past 15 years.
His greatest desire was that others would come to know the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ through repentance, confession, baptism and living a faithful life.
Besides his beautiful wife, Margaret, Edwin is survived by his daughter ; Kay Curry of Salisbury and her husband, Tim; his son, Edwin F. Cade, Jr. of Delmar and his wife Kathryn; his grandchildren, Lisa Miller and her husband Dr. Samuel Miller of Seaford, Edwin F. Cade, III and his wife Kim of Salisbury, and Melissa Ashley and her husband Curt of Spencer, VA; his great-grandchildren, Ericca Pentoney and her husband Jon, Kristopher Bell, Harry, Arden, Jake, Emily, Xavier, Zander and Yarlee; and his great-great-grandchildren, Aiden, Addison and Ariana.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Delaware. A reception will be held following the interment at Old Paths Church of Christ in Georgetown.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to Gateway Church of Christ, 25845 Ocean Gateway, Mardela Springs, MD 21837 or Old Paths Church of Christ, 18295 Redden Road, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home of Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.
Published in The Daily Times on Jan. 22, 2014
Short Funeral Home
13 E. Grove Street Delmar, DE 19940