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Edward M. Darrow Jr.

February 18, 1941June 11, 2020

Calabash, NC

Edward Michael Darrow, Jr. age 79, passed away on June 11, 2020 at Calabash, NC. He was the husband of Charlotte Hollands Darrow. They shared 55 years together.

Born in Oceanside, Long Island, NY, he attended Mitchell College, Colgate University and the University of Connecticut. Ed held a Masters of Science degree in Finance from Columbia University in New York City. From 1962 to 1989, he was employed at Pitney Bowes, Stamford, CT and held various accounting, finance and administrative positions. From 1989 to 1994 he was part owner of Marsh Floors in Stratford, CT. From 1995 to 1996 he was Director of Finance for The Visiting Nurses Association in Ridgefield, CT. Ed was a member of the US Army and the CT National Guard from 1963 to 1969.

After living in Ridgefield, CT for 27 years, Charlotte and Ed moved to the Sunset Beach, NC area where he enjoyed 22 years of warm, retired life. He loved playing golf, walking on the beach, eating southern food and interacting with his many new friends, even if they weren’t New England Patriot fans.

He belonged to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, SC. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, his four adult children, Thomas, Robert, Jennifer and Catherine, and his four grandchildren. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, SC. The inurnment will follow the Mass.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Brunswick Family Assistance, 4600 Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470 or Lower Cape Fear Life Care, 955 Mercy Lane, SE, Bolivia, NC 28422.

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Edward M. Darrow Jr.

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Dick Reardon

June 15, 2020

One day I am riding with Ed in league play. I was the passenger
He said to me I don’t like riding with you because you talk a lot.just trying to be friendly. I don’t talk durn any golf play . So I said Ed I could take you back and get a separate cart . Only on 1st hole. He said no just don’t talk while riding. Ed hit his Ball then we came to mine. He drove up beside me and I got over my ball said to him as I was addressing the ball , Ed talking doesn’t bother me even while I am hitting and talked all the way Thur to impact.luckly ball went on green. Ed looked a me , g as be me the Ed stare and said get on. I said Ed it doesn’t take much to blow your kilt up..didn’t dare talk rest of the round. I loved him and Charlotte and they became true loyal friends . Ed would be proud of me because even my e- mail are long.

Bob Bazydlo

June 15, 2020

I will always miss Ed‘s unique sense of humor, often challenging too. We bantered with each other often but I really enjoyed being with him. Rest in peace Edward. You left good memories behind. My sincere condolences to your family.

Anita LeVan

June 15, 2020

I enjoyed our talks at the pasta dinners at OLSS. Prayers for the family.

catherine maiser mears krane

June 13, 2020

I first met Eddie in 1962 when we were transfer students at UCONN . We discovered we were both from Stamford and so began a long friendship. He was funny and very smart and I liked his sarcastic personality. I think I was the one that introduced him to Charlotte. I was Maid of Honor at their wedding (Phyllis Bonanno was supposed to be Maid of Honor but underwent an emergency operation so I was delighted to help out!) Life separated us for many years but the 3 of us reconnected about 10 years ago. I consider Eddie and Charlotte as part of my small circle of "Best Friends". I will miss him.