BRUNSWICK — Edmund H. Gibson, 91, died Dec. 9 at his home. He was born in Newton, Mass., on Oct. 2, 1921, the son of Alec and Ethel Cary Gibson.
He graduated from Watertown High School, Lawrence Academy and Bates College. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Gibson married Patricia Hall in East Machias on Aug. 21, 1954.
Gibson taught school in Union, and served as principal of Canton High School and assistant principal of Washington Academy. He also taught math at Bath Junior High School before retiring. He later worked for several years in Bath as a letter carrier. He also established Bo Peep Nursery School in Brunswick with his wife in 1963, which they operated until 2002.
An avid sports fan, Gibson enjoyed following the teams at Bates College and the New York Yankees. He also was a lover of animals.
He was predeceased by a nephew, Richard Gibson, Jr.
He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Susan G. Priest, both of Brunswick; a brother, Richard C. Gibson and his wife, Merrill Pritham, of Surry and Florida; two grandsons, Scott H. Priest of Belmont, Mass., and Robert T. Priest, of Brunswick; and three nieces, Virginia Gibson, Anne Gibson and Elizabeth Dyer.
A funeral service was held at First Parish Church in Brunswick with the Rev. Mary Baard officiating. Interment occurred in Riverside Cemetery. A tribute to his life may be viewed and condolences expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to First Parish Church Music Committee, 9 Cleaveland Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
Edmund H. Gibson