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Edward P. Whitford
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1913
West New Brighton
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 2010
Ocean County
New Jersey, USA

Edward P. Whitford, a lifelong Staten Islander remembered for his devotion to family, died yesterday at Care One in Jackson, New Jersey. He was ninety-six.

Born in West Brighton, Mr. Whitford moved to Sunnyside around 1930, and lived there for about thirty years before moving to Tottenville. In 1962, he settled in Huguenot.

After graduating from Curtis High School, Mr. Whitford worked for forty years as a photo engraver salesman for Universal Engraving Company in Manhattan. His clients included The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other daily publications. He retired in 1990.

In his spare time, he was a devoted husband to his wife, Rose. The two were inseparable, having been married seventy years. They often took long drives and tried new restaurants in New Jersey. He also enjoyed gardening, and his house was always full of seasonal flowers.

"My father was an English gentleman," said his daughter, Eileen Romer. "He never owned a pair of jeans, and was always dressed up in a button down shirt and a tie. Everybody said they've never met a more gentle, passionate man."

His wife, Rose, died in 2008, and his son, Edward, died in 2002. His grandson, Mark P. Whitford, died in 2001.

Surviving, in addition to his daughter, Eileen, are his son, Roger; a sister, Emma Rusch; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, Tottenville.
Burial will follow in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp.
Published in the Staten Island Advance on December 19, 2010. 
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  Edward P. Whitford (1884 - 1970)
  Emma E. Whitford (1881 - 1969)
Moravian Cemetery
New Dorp
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Dec 20, 2010
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Dec. 20, 2010

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