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William B. Edge

March 17, 1937 — May 22, 2022

East New Market

William Baker Edge, 85 of East New Market passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Mallard Bay Care Center in Cambridge. He was born in Cambridge on March 17, 1937 and was a son of the late William Andrew Edge and Hazel Baker Edge Harrison.

Mr. Edge graduated from Cambridge High School in 1955. On June 26, 1955 he married the former Dorothy “Tito” Airey who passed away on December 18, 1988. On May 15, 2010 he married the former Claribel Murphy Hughes. Mr. Edge was a master electrician with Local 24 IBEW out of Baltimore for 25 years, before owning and operating Bill’s Electric. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Cambridge Moose Lodge where he was past Admin. and Governor and Choptank Memorial Post 7460 VFW.

He is survived by his wife Claribel Edge of East New Market, a daughter Debra Brannock and husband Tom of Church Creek, six grandchildren Brian Burton and wife Jennifer of East New Market, Derek Edge and wife Heather of Hurlock, Darren Edge of South Carolina, Toni DeGroat and husband Patrick of Seaford, Rebecca Vinciguerra and husband Jason of Salisbury and Ryan Schulke of Federalsburg, eight great grandchildren, an aunt Betty Slacum Holmes of Delaware, three stepchildren Franklin Hughes, Jr. of East New Market, Mary Pinto and her husband Robert of Hebron and Joyce Webster and husband George of North Carolina, five step grandchildren. Besides his parents and his first wife and his step mother Agnes Cheesman Edge, he is preceded in death by two sons William Alvin Edge and Steven Edge, a daughter Kimberly Edge and a sister Delores Edge.

Pallbearers will be Brian Burton, Derek Edge, Jason Vinciguerra, and Spanky Hastings.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1 pm at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge with Mr. David Tolley officiating. Interment will follow at East New Market Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions can be made to Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.

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