Jeffrey Lee Edgecomb

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.com.

Bangor Daily News  |  May 18, 2021

 


 

Larry Bryant: Jeffrey L. Edgecomb (CS40) died in a Boston hospital on 14 April 2021, after battling an infection for several weeks. His wife’s contact info is:

                Linda Edgecomb
                PO Box 278
                Orono, Maine  04473
                207-974-7311

Jeffrey and Linda were friends for 31 years and married almost 22 years. His memorial will be in Bangor, Maine, on 17 July 2021 (their anniversary date), at the Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St., Bangor, ME 04401. Jeffrey was a cadet in CS40, who was injured in a diving accident in 1974 and medically discharged. Linda would appreciate any classmates who can attend the memorial to contact her. (Thank you, Ted Hilbun, for apparently already doing that).

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Central Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, Maine