Edward C. Britt
Newark –Edward C. Britt, 96, died Monday (May 24, 2010) at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday (June 3rd) at the Chapel of the Park Presbyterian Church, Maple Court, Newark. Private burial will be in White Haven Memorial Park in Perinton.
Memorials, in his name, may be made to the Troxel Renwick Scholarship Fund, Transylvania University, 300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY. 40508.
Mr. Britt was born April 1, 1914, in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska the son of Edward and Lula Stone Britt. He was a graduate of Bancroft High School, Transylvania University and Carnegie Institute of Technology. Ed was inducted into the Army, February 6, 1941 and graduated from Officers Training School September 11, 1942. He served as Captain with the 308th Signal Company during World War II supplying communication wherever needed in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters. Ed and Helene moved to Newark in 1946, where he established Baker-Britt Printing Company with George and Dick Baker. He also owned Rus-Pak Corp. Ed continued working as a consultant in the printing business in Rochester and Syracuse until he was almost 80. He was a long time member and former President of the Newark Rotary and a member of the Newark Chamber of Commerce where he had also served as president. Ed remained active with his Army reunions in Branson, Missouri and published the News of Company 308 and 343, keeping members in touch and sharing their stories. A flying octogenarian, Ed took flying lessons in 1936 and his love for flying and airplanes never ceased.
He is survived by partner and friend Juanita DeLooze, his two sons Edward Daniel and Thomas Case, a daughter Barbara Allyn, his son-in-law John Moore; sister-in-law Ann Britt. Ed is predeceased by his wife, of 60 years, Helene in 2003, a son William Uhl Britt in 1973; brother Caryl and a sister Betty Lu Britt.
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