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Richard Martin Edman

Richard Martin Edman
  • December 27, 1929 - January 8, 2017
  • Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Dick to Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114, would be appreciated.

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“Dearest Mrs. Edman, Cindy, Eric:We are deeply sorry to hear about theloss of your husband/father. You areall in our thoughts and prayers.With...Read More »
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“To Gitta, Cindy, Ricky and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. A donation to Shriner's Hosptial has been made in honor and salute to...Read More »
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“Dear Uncle - thank you for being a great role model for my and my family. I enjoyed the games of chess, learning from you the basics of carpentry...Read More »
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Richard Martin Edman, of Newton Highlands died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Needham on Jan 8, 2017. He was 87.
Dick was born in Orange, MA and had been a resident of Newton for many years. He served in the Marine Corps reserve and on active duty with the U.S. Army as a Corporal during the Korean War. He worked for a few years at Factory Mutual Insurance Co in Norwood as a draftsman and ran his own carpentry business. He was a member of the Nonantum Post 440 American Legion, the DAV, Dalhousie Lodge AF & AM, Palestine Chapter No. 114 OES and the German American Club of Walpole.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years of Brigitta (Kleinbauer) Edman and was the loving father of Cindy Lou Noel and her husband John of Norwood, Eric Edman and his wife Courtney of Framingham and the late Douglas Edman. Dear brother of Mary Lou Edman Hughes of Needham. Dick is also survived by his 5 grandchildren Julie, Emily, Caitlyn, William and Annaliese.
His funeral service will be held on Wed Jan 11 at 10 AM in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave. NEEDHAM followed by interment with Military Honors at Newton Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Tues 3-7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Dick to Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114, would be appreciated.

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