Edward (Ed) E. Letendre Sr.

January 5, 1934June 12, 2014
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Edward (Ed) E. Letendre, Sr., 80 of Wilmington, went to be with the Lord on Thursday June 12, 2014. Ed was born on January 5, 1934 in Wilmington, NC, son of the late Joseph Phillip Letendre and Mary Lillie Hines Letendre. He is also preceded in death by 2 brothers, A. Phillip Letendre and William G. Letendre.

Ed served proudly in the United States Coast Guard for 20 years and worked for 22 years at General Electric until his retirement. Ed was very talented in many different subjects; a skilled woodworker, he enjoyed carving wood and building canoes. He was a gifted gardener and enjoyed many outdoor activities such as working on his fruit trees to hunting and fishing. A natural born talker he never met a stanger and will sadly be missed by all that got to know him.

Ed is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Rivenbark Letendre; daughters, Janice (Richard) Bosserman and Sandra (Paul) Mazzola; son, E. Eric (Tracye) Letendre, Jr.; 3 sisters, Alice (Ron) Sullivan, Cornelia Strand and Laura Mintz; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and his dog, Riley.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm pm on Sunday June 15, 2014 at Coble Ward- Smith Funeral Home, 3915 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC 28403.

Funeral Service will be at 2:00pm on Monday June 16, 2014 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens, 306 Bradley Drive Wilmington, NC 28409 with Military Honors.

Memorial Contributions may be made to NHRMC Foundation.

The staff of Coble Ward- Smith Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Edward (Ed) E. Letendre, Sr.



  • Visitation Sunday, June 15, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 16, 2014


  • Burial With Military Honors

Edward (Ed) E. Letendre Sr.

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June 18, 2014

My brother, my close friend. I love you and will miss your humor, your talents, our talks and our y. sale trips, but most of all i will MISS you. My dear family i will be here for you to help you through this difficult time. We will have our memories of Ed so we can laugh and cry when we miss him. God blessed us by giving us more time with Ed. I love you all. Laura M.

Amy Hotz

June 17, 2014

Sending my love to Dot and the Letendre family. Ed will certainly be missed.

Jennifer Riley

June 16, 2014

Sending so much love your way, to Aunt Dot all my beautiful Aunts and cousins. We love you and will be praying for you everyday. Sending hugs peace and grace your way. Uncle Ed was an amazing man!!
Love Jennifer and Family

Shirley and Dave Lowry

June 16, 2014

Cousin Dot, Our love and prayers are with you and the family at this time. We will greatly miss our jovial Ed. Love you!

simon suggs

June 15, 2014

I worked with Ed at GE. He was a very talented man and enjoyed life. My prayers are with the family.


Gary Doetsch

June 15, 2014

Will miss you dear friend......

Doug Barnhill

June 15, 2014

So unfortunate. Dot our love and prayers are with you and your family.

Cousin Doug & Peggy

Ray Dawson

June 15, 2014

Ed is a fine man and will be missed by all.

June 14, 2014

We pray for peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Uncle Ed as I remember was a funny and jolly man. He will be greatly missed. Love you Aunt Dot. Cindy Stokes, Leland