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Edward M. Sumstine, 72, of Salisbury died Dec. 31, 2012, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late John Edward and Ruth Lee Rabbitt Sumstine.

He was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked for Dresser Industries in Salisbury for 18 years. He retired from Icelandic Corporation in Cambridge in 2005 after working for there for 25 years. A past president of Tri-Town Jaycees, he was past governor for Salisbury Moose Lodge 654 and held the Pilgrim Degree of Merit. He was also a member of the Red Men’s Lodge 149, Allen Historical Society and the American Legion Princess Anne Post 94.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Marie Carey Sumstine; two sons, Edward Willis Sumstine and his wife, Marie, of Cottage Grove, Minn., and James Franklin Sumstine and his wife, Lisa, of Milton, Del.; grandchildren, Caleah Sumstine McMillan, Karl Joseph Sumstine, Kathryn Rachel Sumstine and Charlotte Spencer Sumstine; sister, Joanle Farrar and her husband, Bryan; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Marie Troughton and Nancy Lee Shockey; and a brother, James William Sumstine.

A funeral service was held Jan. 12 at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. The Rev. Tim Wilson from Milton Wesleyan Church officiated. Interment took place at Allen Methodist Church in Allen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Exterior Maintenance Fund, Allen Asbury United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 123, Allen, MD 21810; or Moose Charities Endowment Fund, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539.

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