Edward (Ted) Pierce Wells II


Edward (Ted) Pierce Wells II died unexpectedly in Southwest Harbor Aug. 13, 2019. He was born in Boston, Mass., March 8, 1947, the son of Heber and Phyllis (Burke) Wells.

Ted attended Holderness School in New Hampshire. He graduated from Colby College with a bachelor’s degree, the University of New Hampshire with a master’s degree and the University of Maine with a master’s degree. Ted worked at Bass Harbor Marine and was a surveyor.

He was a violinist for Acadia Community Theatre, College of the Atlantic, UMO orchestra, The Grand, Winter Harbor Music Festival and TEMPO. He volunteered for the Peace Corps after college and again in his 60s. He mostly recently volunteered for Doctors without Borders in Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic.

He is survived by his daughter, Erica Leighton and (Mark); grandsons, Davis and Nathan; sister, Sarah Hill of Allentown, Pa., and longtime friend, Stephanie Wagner. He was predeceased by his parents.

A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m., Oct. 6, 2019, at Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor.

Contributions in Ted’s memory may be made to barharbormusicfestival.org.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.