Edward's Story

BANGOR - Edward Randall Comber, Jr., 89, died June 12th, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Lewiston, Maine on August 3rd, 1926, the son of Edward R., Sr. and Lillian (Farley) Comber. Edward grew up in West Forks, Maine. He graduated from Burleigh High School in 1943, the last graduating Class of that School.

He attended the Coburn Classical Institute in Waterville, and then enlisted in the Army Air Corps Cadet Program at the age of 17. After the service, he attended, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree, from the Bentley School of Finance in Boston Massachusetts.

He married Pauline Alice Combellack in June of 1950. They moved from Bar Harbor to Jackman, and lived there for over 30 years. Edward owned and operated an Insurance Agency, and a Custom Brokerage business. They had a flying service, and Edward did many chartered flights for local and canadian business men. A few years later, they each obtained their Real Estate Brokers license, and added a Real Estate business to their growing Company.

Edward was an active member of the Kora Temple Shrine for many years.

Edward loved to fly, having over 20,000 hours as a pilot, and hunting and fishing in remote area of Jackman and Canada. He passed on this passion to his sons and grandsons.

After their retirement they wintered in Venice, Fla., and summered in Millinocket, Maine where they spent a lot of time with their grandsons. True supporters, they never missed a Football or Baseball game.

Edward is survived by one son, Randall and his wife Lucy Comber of Pittsfield, Maine; two very special grandsons Aaron, his wife Brooke and two great grandsons Jack and Eddie of Granby, Connecticut and Jonathan, his wife Lindsey and two great grandsons Andrew and Nickolas of Dover Foxcroft; one sister Ellen Merrill of Skowhegan and his two nieces Nancy and Shirley. Edward was predeceased by a son, Todd; a daughter, Ruth Ellen; and his wife, Pauline.

Graveside services in New Gloucester, Maine will be held for Edward, Pauline and Todd at a later date. It will be announced in the Bangor Daily News at that time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of the Greenlawn Funeral Directors, Bangor.
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