Edward M. Sumstine
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SALISBURY — Edward M. Sumstine, 72, of Salisbury died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at PRMC in Salisbury. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late John Edward and Ruth Lee Rabbitt Sumstine.
He was a U.S. Army veteran; working for Dresser Industries in Salisbury for 18 years, he retired from Icelandic Corp. in Cambridge in 2005 after working for them for 25 years. Past president of Tri-Town Jaycees, he was past governor for Salisbury Moose Lodge 654 and held the Pilgrim Degree of Merit. Mr. Sumstine was also a member of the Red Men's Lodge 149, Allen Historical Society and the American Legion Princess Anne Post 94.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Marie Carey Sumstine; two sons, Edward Willis Sumstine and his wife, Marie, of Cottage Grove, Minn., and James Franklin Sumstine and his wife, Lisa, of Milton; grandchildren, Caleah Sumstine McMillan, Karl Joseph Sumstine, Kathryn Rachel Sumstine and Charlotte Spencer Sumstine; and a sister, Joanle Farrar and her husband, Bryan; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Ruth Marie Troughton and Nancy Lee Shockey, and a brother, James William Sumstine.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Pastor Tim Wilson from Milton Wesleyan Church will officiate. Interment will take place at Allen Methodist Church in Allen at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Exterior Maintenance Fund, Allen Asbury United Methodist Church, PO Box 123, Allen, Md. 21810 or Moose Charities Endowment Fund, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, Ill. 60539.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home PA at 501 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.hollowayfh.com.
Holloway Funeral Home
501 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804
Published in The Daily Times on Jan. 6, 2013