Edith C.H. Eder, 93

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Edith C.H. Eder, 93, a resident of Falmouth and Washington, D.C., died July 10.

Born Edith Corlies Houston Brown in Philadelphia in 1916, she was the daughter of Dr. Henry Paul Brown, Jr., and Edith Houston Brown.

A graduate of the Agnes Irwin School and Radcliffe College, she worked in Boston, Philadelphia and Avon, Conn., before moving to Washington, D.C. during World War II.

In 1948, she married the Rev. Carter S. Gilliss. They lived together in Maryland until his death in 1960.

In 1968, she married the Rev. Craig E. Eder. They were married over 40 years until his death in November 2009.

She and her husband Craig were enthusiastic travelers, visiting friends in many parts of the world, and spending summers at their Falmouth home.  

She is survived by a brother, Dr. Thomas Brown of Lebanon, N.H., and a sister, Charlotte Dallett of Taconic, Conn.; a daughter, Edith Gilliss Faile and husband David of Fairfield, Conn., two sons, William Gilliss of Louisville, Ky., and John Gilliss and wife Barrett Alexander of Portland; four grandchildren, Carter Gilliss, Meghan Gilliss, Nathan Gilliss, and Edith H.M. Faile; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Arrangements are by Rapp Funeral Services, 933 Gist Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Memorial donations may be made to the Loaves and Fishes Program, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20010.

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