Ralph Edward Edgecomb


Ralph Edward Edgecomb, 56, passed away Nov. 17, 2019, after battling many years with heart complications. He spent most of his life in the woods, either at work or hunting and fishing.

He worked many years in the woods delimbing wood for the family business, working side by side with his father and brothers. When his father passed away, he started Edgecomb Excavation and shortly thereafter he joined forces with Neil Jordan. Together they founded Countywide Construction, which Neil now owns and employs Ralph’s son, Spenser.

Ralph loved hunting and fishing and somehow he managed to always tag a big buck, usually the last week of hunting season. He always waited to make sure he got the biggest and best to end the season. East Grand is one of the many ice fishing spots that held many memories. He seemed to be able to catch the biggest fish almost every trip, and would offer to teach you how if you wanted to go with him. Some would call his hunting and fishing lucky; not Ralph, he called it skill.

Ralph lived wanting everyone to believe he was a gruff, grumpy man, but his love for his family and friends said differently.

He is survived by his loving, devoted mother, Margaret Edgecomb; his best friend and son Spenser and daughter-in-law Kimberly of Mariaville, son Jared of Lisbon and son Eric of Charleston, S.C. He was Grampie to his first-born grandson Jase and twins Hunter and Halleigh; brothers and their wives Rollie and Debbie, Ross and Cammy; brother in law Gary Tucker; sister and brother in law Annie and Jamie Perry; Uncle Ralph to Katie (Brian), Christopher (Evon), Steven, Emily (Justin), Olivia(Jason), Tiffany, Michael, Mitchell (Becca), Mackenzie, Maggie, Mallory and Malcolm; Great Uncle Ralph to Cameron, Landon, Colby, Camden and Ellia. Ralph leaves behind a very special friend, Vanessa Allen, who brought him much joy and adventure over the past few years. He leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins who he was very close to. Ralph was predeceased by his father Malcolm “Friday”; sister, Mary Ellen and niece, Rose Mary.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. in Ellsworth, where a funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Friday with Gerry Dill officiating. Interment will be at Frost Cemetery.

“In time, I will meet you there.”

Because of Ralph’s love for children, hunting and fishing, we ask that if you desire to make a charitable donation in his memory that it be to Maine Youth Fish and Game, P.O. Box 337, Stillwater, ME 04489.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

Know when to pay your respects.