Edward's Story

GOULDSBORO - Edward J. Lettinger passed away peacefully on September 21, 2014 surrounded by the family that loved him. Edward was born in Bangor, Maine on October 2, 1952, 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 Witnesses in 1977 and met and married his wife Fran on June 4th 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 fiance 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 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Route 1, Steuben, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edward's memory can be sent to Bar Harbor Banking and Trust Company, P.O. Box 159, Winter Harbor, Maine 04693 c/o Lettinger Family.
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