- Deceased's name: Edwin P. Story
- Age: 88
- Date: Dec. 10, 2010
- Hometown: Essex
Edwin P. Story, 88, passed away Dec, 10. Born in Ipswich, son of the late Lyndon R. and Florence K. (Price) Story, he was raised and educated in Essex where he graduated from Essex High School and Essex Agricultural & Technical Institute. During World War II, Mr. Story served as a Staff Sergent in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 6th Bombardment Group at the B-29 Bomber Base on Tinian, Mariana Islands. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Campaign Medal, the American Theatre Campaign Medal and the Victory Medal.
Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Essex where he specialized in restoration work for the Essex Institute in Salem. Restoration jobs included the House of Seven Gables and other historic Salem homes. He also served the Town of Essex as a Cemetery Commissioner and the Town's Building Inspector. In later years, Mr. Story became known for his Apple Street greenhouse and horticultural skills.
Mr. Story was a member of the Ipswich VFW Post #1093, Essex Lions Club and was a charter member of the former Essex AMVETS.
In addition to his wife Gloria of forty three years, he is survived by a son, Lyndon R. Story of Essex; two daughters, Kendra, wife of Dr. Kevin Ennis of Danvers and Lynda, wife of Norman Seppala of Gloucester; two step-daughters, Alicia (Crowley) Piscitello of Gloucester and Roberta Crowley, companion of William Tyack of Wenham. He also leaves his five grandchildren: Brendan Piscitello of Danvers, Mary Crowley of Wenham, Kaitlyn Piscitello of Gloucester, Devan Story of Danvers, and Robin Garfield of Essex; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the widower of the late Christine Christopher and Louise McKenzie and was the brother of the late Helen Kopanon formerly of Essex and Martha Anderson formerly of Gloucester. He was the step-father of the late Thomas Crowley formerly of Essex.
Visitation hour will occur Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. preceding his funeral service in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Interment with Army Honors will be held in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are welcomed.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.