SALISBURY, Md. - Edward M. Sumstine, 72, of Salisbury died December 31, 2012 at PRMC in Salisbury. Born in Washington, DC he was the son of the late John Edward and Ruth Lee Rabbitt Sumstine. He was a US Army veteran; working for Dresser Industries in Salisbury for 18 years, he retired from Icelandic Corporation in Cambridge in 2005 after working for them for 25 years. Past president of Tri-Town Jaycees, he was past governor for Salisbury Moose Lodge #654 and held the Pilgrim Degree of Merit. Mr. Sumstine was also a member of the Red Men's Lodge #149, Allen Historical Society and the American Legion Princess Anne Post #94.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Marie Carey Sumstine; two sons, Edward Willis Sumstine and his wife, Marie of Cottage Grove, MN and James Franklin Sumstine and his wife, Lisa of Milton, DE; grandchildren, Caleah Sumstine McMillan, Karl Joseph Sumstine, Kathryn Rachel Sumstine and Charlotte Spencer Sumstine and a sister, Joanle Farrar and her husband, Bryan and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Ruth Marie Troughton and Nancy Lee Shockey and a brother, James William Sumstine.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Pastor Tim Wilson from Milton Wesleyan Church will officiate. Interment will take place at Allen Methodist Church in Allen at 3:30 PM on Saturday. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Exterior Maintenance Fund, Allen Asbury United Methodist Church, PO Box 123, Allen, MD 21810 or Moose Charities Endowment Fund, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. To send condolences to the family, please visit Holloway Funeral Home's website.