AUBURN — Edwin L. Jordan Jr., 80, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Auburn.

He was born in Greene on July 23, 1936, the son of the late Edwin Sr. and Dorothy (Cook) Jordan.

Edwin was a lifelong resident of Turner. On Oct. 19, 1956, he married the love of his life, Patricia Pulkkinen. They enjoyed taking bus trips together, especially during the foliage season. Ed worked for local farmers milking cows and picking apples, driving truck for Andy Valley Refuse, volunteered for the Turner Fire Department and took care of the Turner Village Cemetery for more than 30 years. He always enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and liked to go on fishing trips. Ed has always loved when his neighbors and friends would stop by to shoot the breeze.

Ed is survived by his four daughters, Michele and her husband, John Carey, of Turner, Jennifer and her husband, John Colby, of Lewiston, Tammy and her husband, Randy McNear, of Wayne, and Ms. Pamela Jordan/James Fraser of South Portland; his brother, Gerald Jordan and his wife, Joan, of Wiscasset; his two sisters, Dorothy and her husband, George Varney, of Turner, and Shirley and Carol Stevens of Oxford; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Patricia “Patty” Pulkkinen Jordan; his brother, Clifton Jordan; and his daughter, Joline Jordan.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Edwin’s online guest book at

Edwin L. Jordan Jr.

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