VER PLANCK Edward P. of Bedford, formerly of Weston died on August 15, 2015 , He was 86. Born in Boston, he was raised in Waban, graduating from Newton High, Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA and Northwestern University. Mr. Ver Planck served in the US Army Counter Intelligence Corp during the Korean War era. Since 1963 he has been a familiar figure in Harvard Square, Cambridge as the owner of Dickson Bros. True Value Hardware. He was a past president of the Harvard Square Business Assoc. and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. For many years he has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Salvation Army and since 1977 he has been a member and former board member of Cambridge Rotary International with the distinction of perfect attendance for all those years and also the honor of being a Paul Harris Fellow. He leaves his wife Mary (McDougle), daughter Janet of Casco, ME, son Edward P. Ver Planck, Jr (Ned) and his wife Elena (Capasso) and grandchildren Hailee, Ryan and Caroline. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, August 24, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at The Sinclair, 52 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to the Mount Gulian Society (1630 Ver Planck house--Historical site), 145 Sterling Street, Beacon, NY 12508 or Cambridge Salvation Army, 402 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Ma 02139. Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home, Cambridge.
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Published in Boston Herald on Aug. 19, 2015