Dr. Rev. C. Edwin LASBURY
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Rev. Dr. C. Edwin Lasbury Our husband, father, grandfather, friend and minister, Charles Edwin Lasbury, age 72, died on Saturday, September 6, 2003, peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born in East Alton, Illinois to the late Berenice and Edwin C. Lasbury, he was raised in Hammond, Indiana. Ed earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University, his master's degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and his doctorate degree from Drew University. His ministry in the Peninsula-Delaware United Methodist Conference spanned 40 years. He served at St. Paul's and Chester Bethel of Wilmington, St. John's of Fruitland, Maryland, St. Mark's of Easton, Maryland and the Hockessin United Methodist Church. He was appointed the District Superintendent of the Wilmington District for a term of 6 years. During retirement, Ed served as the Chaplain at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, Delaware. He held leadership positions at the conference level with a special interest in ecumenism and social issues. He was a longstanding member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He was an active sailor with the New Castle Sailing Club, a volunteer usher at the Grand Opera House, and an active member of Rotary. He enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, fitness and family. He was a scholar, leader, teacher, preacher, counselor, administrator, friend, and activist who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Kaylene (McDade) Lasbury; children, Deborah Bartell, John and Tina Lasbury and Kathleen and Michael Ingram; grandchildren, Timothy, Margaret, Emily, Zachary, Sarah, Jennifer, and James; brothers, Richard and wife, Betty Lasbury, and Thomas and wife, Sarah Lasbury both of Indiana; numerous cousins; nieces; and nephews. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 1:00 pm at Hockessin United Methodist Church, 7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE, 19707. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 209, Wilmington, DE 19801 or Wesley Theological Seminary Scholarship Fund, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016. Arrangements by CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES www.chandlerfuneralhome.com 302-478-7100

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Published in The News Journal on Sep. 12, 2003.