Rev. Edward B. Blackman
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Rev. Edward B. Blackman, 81, of West Yarmouth, MA passed away peacefully on April 20, 2016. He was surrounded by his wife Sandra R. Blackman and his close friends. There was a sense of peace and serenity that surrounded Ed. He left people better than they were when they met him. Comfortable to be around, spending time with him was like coming home to be with one of your favorite people. Ed was a very social and friendly man with a great sense of humor. He celebrated life through his enjoyment of animals, photography, reading, cooking, music and travel especially to Mexico. His lifelong driving force was achieving equal justice and struggling against discrimination where ever it surfaced. He was a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Ed was an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He pastored Eliot Congregational Church of Roxbury and was the Interim Pastor at the West Dennis Community Church from 2011-2013. Ed was always able to give wisdom and advice to friends who were struggling with various life problems, even as he fought against memory loss. Eds memory will be cherished by Sandra, his loving wife of 44 years; his daughter Rachel C. Blackman of Rhode Island; his Godchildren Cienna and Melanece Wesley of Florida; niece Nancy Fossett of Missouri; nephew Bruce Blackman of Arizona; his cousins Caroline Garrett of California, Beth Morrison of Connecticut, Rob Morrison, Thom Reeves of Florida and Nancy Messier of Rhode Island; and a host of friends and associates. He was predeceased by his parents Isabella and Edward; his brother Allen; his son Mark and his cousins Hazel Morrison and Doug Smith. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00am at the West Yarmouth Congregational Church, 383 Route 28 West Yarmouth, MA. Interment to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting memorials in Eds memory to Angell Animal Medical Center at 350 S. Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130 or the Alzheimers Family Support Center of Cape Cod at 2095 Main St. Brewster, MA 02631. Eds family extends a special thanks to the staff at Harbor Point at Centerville Assisted Living Facility and the Broad Reach Hospice of Centerville for the kind and loving care they provided. Arrangements under the care of Hallett Funeral Home, www.hallettfuneralhome.com

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Published in The Yarmouth Register from Apr. 22 to May 5, 2016.
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July 6, 2016
I just heard about Ed and am so very sorry loss. He was a wonderful man with a very generous heart. Ed had an enormous influence on my early career. His life was a truly a blessing. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you and your family.
Tobi Goldberg
May 5, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time.
May 4, 2016
So deeply sorry for your loss. May God's wonderful future promises console your hearts. (John 6:40)
April 26, 2016
I have known Ed since I was 8 years old and he has shaped and influenced my life so much. His smile, his counsel, his grace and his love were beacons of light for me. Sandra we will all miss him greatly. May he rest in peace.
Jean Porter
April 25, 2016
Sandra,
I am sorry to hear of Ed's passing. May he rest in peace and may loving memories of your life together comfort you during this difficult time. God Bless.
Sheila Gunn
April 24, 2016
Ed was a wonderful man. He could tell you things you didn't want to hear, in a way that you could accept. His laugh told you he cared, and you knew the counsel would change you. I will miss him.
Marcia Ellery
April 22, 2016
Ed made a huge positive impact in my life. He cared deeply for others and single-handedly made the world a better place to live. Ed, you can rest in peace now!
Deloris Tuggle
April 21, 2016
cheryl murray
April 21, 2016
out of sight but never out of mind....from christening my babies to sharing a campbellite meal beautiful smile beautiful spirit God loved him best
cheryl murray-winbush
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