Edward J. Lettinger

GOULDSBORO — Edward J. Lettinger passed away peacefully Sept. 21, 2014, surrounded by the family that loved him. Edward was born Oct. 2, 1952, in Bangor, son of the late Leonard and Martha (Stoeffler) Lettinger. Edward will be remembered for his compassion, giving nature, and most importantly his love, guidance and pride in his family.

Edward grew up in Pennsylvania, and enjoyed spending his summers sailing on Lake Naomi at the family cottage in the Pocono Mountains. He also enjoyed spending time at the family summer home, “Coves End” on Jones Cove in Gouldsboro. In 1974, he graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in business management and marketing. In 1976, he made Maine his permanent home. He became a Jehovah’s Witness in 1977 and met and married his wife, Fran, on June 4 of that year.

His family brought him much joy and happiness. He loved his wife and children and never missed an opportunity to tell them. His family finds comfort in knowing that he was so proud of each one of them. Edward enjoyed the simple things in life: a good game, a juicy bacon cheeseburger, a beautiful sunset, a day spent with his wife admiring Maine’s beautiful foliage, or sharing a meal with his children and grandchildren.

Edward is survived by his wife of 37 years, Fran. His children, Richard Bunker and his wife, Kathy, of Trenton, Rebecca Bunker and her fiancé, Todd Moore, of Hampden, Jesse Lettinger and his partner, Amanda Robbins, of Sullivan, Abigail Hunt and her husband, Michael, of Corea, and Benjamin Lettinger of Gouldsboro; his grandchildren, Heather, Steven, Courtney, Tyler, Nicholas, Gavin and Dawson. He also leaves behind his faithful and beloved German shepherd, Sabina.

There will be a gathering to celebrate his life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Route 1, Steuben. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edward’s memory can be sent to Bar Harbor Banking and Trust Company, P.O. Box 159, c/o Lettinger Family, Winter Harbor, ME 04693.

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