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Jeffrey Lee “Jeff” Edgecomb

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Jeffrey Lee “Jeff” Edgecomb

Birth
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death
14 Apr 2021 (aged 67)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA Add to Map
Plot
SECTION CN ROW 145 SITE 6
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AFC US AIR FORCE∼Jeffrey L Edgecomb (Cadet Squadron 40) died in a Boston hospital on 14 April 2021 after battling an infection for several weeks. Jeffrey and his wife, Linda, were friends for 31 years and married almost 22 years. His memorial will be in Bangor, Maine on 17 July 2021 at the Hammond Street Congretional Church, 28 High St, Bangor ME.

Jeffrey was a cadet in CS40, US Air Force Academy, who was injured in a diving accident in 1974 and medically discharged. Despite not graduating with his beloved Class of 1975, he will forever be recognized as a member of the Class!

Obit from Bangor Daily News (published 18 May 2021):

ORONO - Jeffrey "Jeff" Lee Edgecomb died at the West Roxbury Veterans Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 14, 2021, with his loving wife, Linda, by his side after he bravely battled infection for weeks. Jeff was born on October 13, 1953, in Bangor, to Mary (Ranney) and Walter Edgecomb.
He graduated from Hermon High School, class of 1971, and then joined the United States Air Force Academy in July 1971, class of 1975, 40th squadron until October 1974, when he was medically honorably discharged after being injured in a diving accident that summer. He graduated with a Doctorate in Philosophy (Psychology) from the University of Maine at Orono, where he worked in research of Behavioral Neuroscience in the Psychology Department at Little Hall, where he worked alongside Dr. Merrill Elias and Dr. Mike Robbins. Dr. Edgecomb's Thesis is Individual Differences in Lateralized Visual Pattern Perception: An Investigation Functional Specialization In The Cerebral Hemispheres.
Jeff served his country with the highest of honor, courage, and dedication. He was born with wings and loved the beauty of flight, especially the British warplane, the Submarine Spitfire. He so loved the roaring pitch of that engine. Jeff loved sharing about his special times at the Air Force Academy with his fellow cadets, his dear friends there, and also his classmates and dear friends from Hermon High School. Jeff loved family and friends' dinners, chatting with coffee and pie. He was a brilliant pilot, scientist, mathematician, writer, photographer, cook, chess player, engineer, inventor and above all, the dearest of friend and the most loving husband. In Bangor, he so enjoyed flying his piper Cherokee for a few years and spending the most beautiful time at Godfrey Field with his darling Linda "Linny" and playing frisbee with their cherished collie dog, Skiffie. Jeff's mischievous laugh, his handsome blue-eyed smile would always light up a room and warm everyone's hearts along with his most gentle voice, soul, and touch. "I have found the one whom my soul loves. Many rivers cannot quench love, rivers cannot wash it away." Book of Solomon 3:4, 8:7
Jeff is survived by his wife, Linda of Orono; brother, Chip and his wife, Cheryl, of Manchester; sister, June Laplante and her husband, David, of Dedham; sister-in-law, Carolyn Edgecomb of Bangor; mother-in-law, Carolyn (Colbeth) Grant of Veazie; brother-in-law, Lawrence Grant Jr. of Veazie; sister-in-law, Roxanne Keller and her husband, Pete, of Scottsdale, Arizona; brother-in-law, Timothy Grant of Dover-Foxcroft; brother-in-law, Joseph Grant Sr. of Bangor; sister-in-law, Joanna Montgomery; brother-in-law, Donald Grant of Bangor; nieces and nephews, David and Kristina, Steve Jr. and Paula, Nicole and Renee, Monique and Tyler, Ellery, Hailey, and Sierra, Joseph Jr. "J.J" and Presley. He was predeceased by his collie dog, Skiffie Lee; parents, Walter and Mary Edgecomb; brothers, Steven Edgecomb and Carlton Edgecomb; and father-in-law, Lawrence Grant Sr.
Friends and family are invited to Jeff's memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor, with the Reverend Joe Schulte officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.
AFC US AIR FORCE∼Jeffrey L Edgecomb (Cadet Squadron 40) died in a Boston hospital on 14 April 2021 after battling an infection for several weeks. Jeffrey and his wife, Linda, were friends for 31 years and married almost 22 years. His memorial will be in Bangor, Maine on 17 July 2021 at the Hammond Street Congretional Church, 28 High St, Bangor ME.

Jeffrey was a cadet in CS40, US Air Force Academy, who was injured in a diving accident in 1974 and medically discharged. Despite not graduating with his beloved Class of 1975, he will forever be recognized as a member of the Class!

Obit from Bangor Daily News (published 18 May 2021):

ORONO - Jeffrey "Jeff" Lee Edgecomb died at the West Roxbury Veterans Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 14, 2021, with his loving wife, Linda, by his side after he bravely battled infection for weeks. Jeff was born on October 13, 1953, in Bangor, to Mary (Ranney) and Walter Edgecomb.
He graduated from Hermon High School, class of 1971, and then joined the United States Air Force Academy in July 1971, class of 1975, 40th squadron until October 1974, when he was medically honorably discharged after being injured in a diving accident that summer. He graduated with a Doctorate in Philosophy (Psychology) from the University of Maine at Orono, where he worked in research of Behavioral Neuroscience in the Psychology Department at Little Hall, where he worked alongside Dr. Merrill Elias and Dr. Mike Robbins. Dr. Edgecomb's Thesis is Individual Differences in Lateralized Visual Pattern Perception: An Investigation Functional Specialization In The Cerebral Hemispheres.
Jeff served his country with the highest of honor, courage, and dedication. He was born with wings and loved the beauty of flight, especially the British warplane, the Submarine Spitfire. He so loved the roaring pitch of that engine. Jeff loved sharing about his special times at the Air Force Academy with his fellow cadets, his dear friends there, and also his classmates and dear friends from Hermon High School. Jeff loved family and friends' dinners, chatting with coffee and pie. He was a brilliant pilot, scientist, mathematician, writer, photographer, cook, chess player, engineer, inventor and above all, the dearest of friend and the most loving husband. In Bangor, he so enjoyed flying his piper Cherokee for a few years and spending the most beautiful time at Godfrey Field with his darling Linda "Linny" and playing frisbee with their cherished collie dog, Skiffie. Jeff's mischievous laugh, his handsome blue-eyed smile would always light up a room and warm everyone's hearts along with his most gentle voice, soul, and touch. "I have found the one whom my soul loves. Many rivers cannot quench love, rivers cannot wash it away." Book of Solomon 3:4, 8:7
Jeff is survived by his wife, Linda of Orono; brother, Chip and his wife, Cheryl, of Manchester; sister, June Laplante and her husband, David, of Dedham; sister-in-law, Carolyn Edgecomb of Bangor; mother-in-law, Carolyn (Colbeth) Grant of Veazie; brother-in-law, Lawrence Grant Jr. of Veazie; sister-in-law, Roxanne Keller and her husband, Pete, of Scottsdale, Arizona; brother-in-law, Timothy Grant of Dover-Foxcroft; brother-in-law, Joseph Grant Sr. of Bangor; sister-in-law, Joanna Montgomery; brother-in-law, Donald Grant of Bangor; nieces and nephews, David and Kristina, Steve Jr. and Paula, Nicole and Renee, Monique and Tyler, Ellery, Hailey, and Sierra, Joseph Jr. "J.J" and Presley. He was predeceased by his collie dog, Skiffie Lee; parents, Walter and Mary Edgecomb; brothers, Steven Edgecomb and Carlton Edgecomb; and father-in-law, Lawrence Grant Sr.
Friends and family are invited to Jeff's memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor, with the Reverend Joe Schulte officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.

Gravesite Details

Jeffrey is in the Cremation Niche in the Old Maine Veterans Cemetery on Blue Star Ave. Section CN Row 145 Site 6 (Source: Bev Winship, 46831240, 1 Sep 21)



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  • Created by: E Lennon
  • Added: Nov 20, 2021
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/234188399/jeffrey_lee-edgecomb: accessed ), memorial page for Jeffrey Lee “Jeff” Edgecomb (13 Oct 1953–14 Apr 2021), Find a Grave Memorial ID 234188399, citing Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Blue Star Avenue, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA; Maintained by E Lennon (contributor 49219573).