Edwin M. Crandell

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Edwin (Ned) Mastin Crandell passed away November 2 at his home on Town Point Farm in Tracy's Landing,where he was a lifelong resident. Ned was born December 9,1939 to Edna Rose Crandell and Edwin P. (Captain Ed) Crandell. Ned was a fourth generation waterman, who at the age of 19 managed Rose Bros. Roofing Company, and worked Town Point Marina with his father. Ned was a skilled craftsman, working many years in the carpentry shop for the Architect of the Capitol. In recent years, Ned sold Town Point Marina and managed the family farm. Ned was a charter member in the Waldorf Elks Lodge, a longtime NRA supporter and an active member in the Maryland Arms Collectors Association. Ned had many interest and passions related to his life here in South County. His amazing memory and stories of family history and life expierences will be greatly missed by all who knew and benefited from his wisdom. Ned was visited daily by friends seekinghis advice on topics ranging from carpentry to fishing to antique firearms. Ned was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) McConnell and his parents. He is survived by his daughters Susan White and husband Wayne of Nags Head, NC, and Cheryl Dorr, husband John and their children, Jillian and Joel of Lothian, MD, stepdaughter Terri Johnson and husband Jeff of Riva, MD, stepsons William Schiavone and wife Michelle of Owings, MD, Paul Schiavone and wife Jennifer of Deale, MD, along with many loving grandchildren. A celebration of Ned's life will be held Thursday November 8 at the Deale Elks lodge, 6022 Drum Point Road Deale, MD from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment of cremains will be at a later date for the family. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation or the NRA. Online condolences may be placed at

Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 5, 2012
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