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CONN, George Edward "Ed"

CONN - George Edward "Ed" Of Cohasset, Massachusetts, passed away on March 26, 2010. Ed was born on March 11, 1917 in Chester, Pa., as the only son of G. Edward Conn Sr. and his wife Florence (Faulkner). He graduated from Drexel University as an electrical engineer and served his country by working on The Manhattan Project during WW II. Ed lived for many years in Buffalo, N.Y. with his wife Sidney Hopkins, who died in 1988 and was a valued member of the church choir in an Episcopalian congregation. He worked in technical sales management for Allis-Chalmers, Houdaille and R.P. Adams and retired in 1973. He and Sidney raised 3 children, G. Edward III, Constance & James. In the early 1990's he met Rosmarie Engel while visiting his son Jim in Germany. They were married in 1999 and together they enjoyed traveling to many countries of the world. In 2006 they moved to Cohasset, Massachusetts where Rosmarie's daughter Hortense and her husband Jack are long time residents. Ed enjoyed living close to the ocean and loved the beach. He made many friends in Cohasset and took part in the activities of the Elder Affairs and the Chanticleers Club. Ed was a true gentleman, relaxed and charming, and everyone fell under the spell of his blue eyes and wit. Edward will be deeply missed by his wife Rosmarie Engel-Conn and children, Ed with wife Rebecca of Idaho Falls, daughter Connie Burks of New Orleans and son James with wife Renate of New Jersey. Edward had six grandchildren: Johanna & Amy, Ariel & Jake, Jocelyn & Alyssa and five great grandchildren. He was also a loved grandfather to John, May, Morgan and Lily, the children of Jack and Hortense McCarthy and will as well be missed by his only living cousin Jane McKinley, of Glen Mills, PA. The viewing and funeral services will be held beginning at 10:00 AM on April 1, 2010 at the CHADDS FORD RIGBY FUNERAL HOME, 232 Wilmington W Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Immediately following the services he will be buried at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, 884 Concord Rd. Aston PA 19014. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edward may be made to Cohasset Elder Affairs (New Building Fund for Seniors), 3 North Main Street, Cohasset, MA. 02025 for their help and support in so many ways. If you would like to share a written remembrance of Ed please
e-mail it to james.f.conn@gmail.com.

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