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Dr Edward Wilcox “Ed” Featherston

Virginia, USA
Death 19 Jul 2015 (aged 79)
Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Burial Timonium, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 149683719 · View Source
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Edward W. , MD
Died: July 19, 2015

On July 19, 2015, Edward W. Featherston, MD, devoted husband of C. Lynn Featherston; loving father of Edward W. "Ned" Featherston, Jr. and his wife Jill A. Basye-Featherston.
Predeceased by son David J. L. Featherston and brothers Frank Hunter Featherston and John H. Featherston, Jr..
Cherished grandfather of Alicia A. Basye-Featherston and Lucas W. Santos-Basye. Dear twin brother of Robert "Keith" Featherston and his wife Dianne C. Featherston. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Ed graduated from Lane High School in 1953. He attended the United States Naval Academy along with his twin brother Keith, where Ed was on varsity crew.
He attended the University of Virginia School of Engineering and the Medical College of Virginia. As a youth, he was active in the Boy Scouts, became an Eagle Scout, and, was awarded the Order of the Arrow.
He loved to tell stories about his adventures hiking across the United States from a Boy Scout Jamboree when he and his buddies were 15 years old.
He married Lynn Featherston in 1960. They had two Boys, David and Ned Featherston. David was killed by a drunk driver at the age of 15 years. Ed served in the military as a flight surgeon in Vietnam. He also worked on the Altitude Chambers at the Natick Research Labs in Natick, Mass.
Ed practiced ophthalmology in Timonium, MD and Westminster, MD. He was the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Church Home Hospital before it closed.
Ed was an avid sailor. He used to boast that he once sailed from Annapolis, MD to Bermuda using only Celestial Navigation. He loved swimming, hiking, camping, scuba diving and just about anything that involved the outdoors including water. His home was, “home base”, for his sons and his son’s friends.
Most of all, Ed loved his family, He was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, 11 AM at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Chapel. Contributions may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, gift processing center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, Md. 21741-5018.

Arrangements by Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc.

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  • Created by: Marion Steiding-Chappell
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149683719
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Edward Wilcox “Ed” Featherston (28 Dec 1935–19 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149683719, citing Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Marion Steiding-Chappell (contributor 47509405) .