Palo Alto, Calif. -
Ed Ames, son of the late Ivan and Frances Ames, of Orono, ME, passed away on August 27, 2016, in Palo Alto, CA. He was 89 years old.
Ed served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, was a graduate of the University of Maine and was a long-term executive of the NY Times. He raised his family in CT, retired to Orono and had a home in PA, to be close to his kids in the NY metro area as they raised their children. For the last three years, Ed and Audie lived with their daughter, Vanessa and her family in CA. Ed loved the outdoors and all sports, supporting New England teams his whole life. Ed was happiest when hiking Mt. Katahdin, hunting in ME, fishing at Sandy Stream and boating or swimming at Millinocket Lake.
Ed was married to the late Audis Ames for 58 years. He is survived by three children, Melissa Wallace, Christopher Ames and Vanessa Wittman and their spouses; six grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara Nicholson, wife of the late John Nicholson; Sarah and John Lombard; and fifteen nieces and nephews. He will be missed by family and friends across the east and west coasts.