SCARBOROUGH — Edward Franklin Webber, 77, genealogist and historian, resident of Old Orchard Beach and Auburn, born June 26, 1935, in Worcester, Mass., son of Guy Stanwood Webber and Alberta Doris (Bolte) Webber, died on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.
He graduated from North High School, Worcester, Mass., in 1954, from Worcester Jr. College in 1956, with an associate of arts degree and from Gorham State Teachers College, Gorham, in 1959, with a bachelor of arts degree and in 1961 with a master of arts degree.
From 1959 to 1989, he taught Social Studies in grades seven and eight in South Paris.
Ed joined the Kappa Delta Phi Fraternity in 1957. In 1959, he was elected to its executive board, where he served as national secretary to the present. In 1988, he helped found its National Alumni Association and was a member ever since. He also received a Crow Award from Iota Chapter at Gorham State.
In 1981, he joined the Masons Village Lodge Number 26 in Bowdoinham and later became a member of the National Village Lodge. He achieved the position of 32nd Degree Mason.
From 1984 to the present, Ed was a member of Electa Chapter Number 2 Order of the Eastern Star (OES) in Bowdoinham, where he served as warder for one year, worthy patron for six years and chaplain for 16 years. He also served as grand chaplain in the state position for one year and was the grand representative of Ohio for a two-year period. He often visited other chapters serving pro-tem as any officer they needed at their meeting.
Ed’s parents are deceased and he had no siblings, spouse, or children. He will be dearly missed by his cousins, OES sisters and brothers, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters and Masonic brothers. He was revered by countless numbers of individuals and his spirit will live on through all his good deeds and through all the lives he touched. REST IN PEACE, ED. YOU ARE LOVED AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Southern Maine Medical Center, Maine Medical Center and the entire team at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their compassion and tender loving care. We appreciate all you did for Ed and our family. You are angels among us.
Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com.