|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1905|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1993|
Edmond C. Maines, 87, of Wynnewood, a retired Philadelphia police sergeant and manager of a candy manufacturing company, died last Thursday at the Mary J. Drexel Home in Bala Cynwyd.
Mr. Maines was a member of the Philadelphia Police Department for more than 20 years. Initially, he worked in foot traffic and later was assigned to the department's sanitation unit, which was responsible for arresting illegal trash dumpers. The unit also conducted programs in Philadelphia schools to stress keeping neighborhoods clean.
By the time he retired from the Police Department in the early 1960s, he had risen to the rank of sergeant.
For the next five years, he was plant manager for the former Crescent Nut & Chocolate Co. in Philadelphia.
Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, Mr. Maines moved to Philadelphia during the Depression and had been a seaman for several years before joining the Police Department in 1940.
He lived in the city until moving to Wynnewood six years ago. While there, he was active with the Knights of Columbus. For many years, he helped cook Thanksgiving dinner at St. John's Hospice and was an usher at St. Callistus Roman Catholic Church in West Philadelphia.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Kenney Maines; two daughters, Mary Maud Sullivan and Elizabeth M. Davis, and six grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was said Saturday at St. Margaret's Church. Burial was in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Marple Township.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Mary J. Drexel Home, 238 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004.
Arrangements were made by Stuard Funeral Home in Ardmore
Ferdinand S. Maines (1884 - 1918)
Maud Gertrude Briel Maines (1887 - 1972)
Edmund Clair Maines (1905 - 1993)
James Gard Samuel Maines (1908 - 1969)*
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Created by: Donna Maines
Record added: Feb 02, 2012
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