Edgar Byron Rhodes



Bar Harbor and Clinton

Edgar “Ed” Rhodes passed away at Waterville Hospital on Sept. 30, 2020. He was born Dec. 11, 1937, in Rockland, the son of Lloyd and Georgia Rhodes of Bar Harbor.

Edgar was a 1955 graduate of Bar Harbor High School. He then enlisted with the Navy Seabees and was stationed in Puerto Rico, where he drove heavy equipment and helped to build a new Navy base. After the military service, Ed attended the Northern Conservatory of Music in Bangor and taught music in Mars Hill, Ellsworth and Skowhegan schools. He was later employed by Colby College, and finally the Discovery House in Bangor. Edgar was a very caring man and a living role model for the patients attending the Discovery House. Ed loved children like they were his own. He was known as “Grampy Ed” to the children who accompanied their parents to appointments.

Edgar is survived by his amazing son, Lloyd Rhodes, and fiancée Jeannie Bragg of Surry, granddaughter Randa Rhodes of Bangor, his sister Martha Perkins of Bar Harbor, his stepsons Scott Brown and Damien Stearns, of Hinkley, his stepdaughters Bethany Davis and Danica Stearns, plus many extended family members.

He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Lloyd and Georgia Rhodes, his sister and brother-in-law Betty and Stuart Reed of Torrington, Conn., his son Jeff Rhodes of Ellsworth, his daughter Michelle Leathers of Trenton, and a very special brother-in-law, Leonard Perkins of Bar Harbor.

A funeral service will be held at the Sebasticook Lodge No. 146 in Clinton on Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. Setting of the stone and a memorial service will be at the Ledgelawn Cemetery in the early spring 2021 in Bar Harbor, date to be announced.

Those wishing to contribute in his memory may do so to the “We Honor Veterans” at CHCS Hospice (a program that honors and recognizes veterans at end of life), 42 Cedar St., Bangor, ME 04401.