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Longtime Sag Harbor Resident Ed Earle Dies at 57

Earle had brain cancer.

Editor's Note: This obituary was prepared by the family, provided by Brockett Funeral Home and edited by Patch.

Edward Earle, 57, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, passed away at Southampton Hospital on March 15, surrounded by loved ones.

He lost his battle with brain cancer on his birthday, in the hospital where he was born.

Earle was born in 1956 to Helen and Edsel Earle, of Sag Harbor. He lived nearly his entire life in Sag Harbor until he married his long-time love and moved to East Quogue. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Friebely Earle, and stepdaughters Rebekah and Emma Brenard. Also, his mother, Helen Earle, sister, Nikki Earle, and her husband Bill Lusty; niece Dawn Hedberg and her husband, Mike Kinsey, and their son Jonas — as well as his dog Sidney, whom he adored.

Earle worked for Hampton Jitney since 1981 as a motorcoach driver. It was his love for the road that also inspired his hobbies, which were riding his motorcycles and bicycles — as well as anything that had to do with a Volkswagon bus or van, according to his family. He had an uncanny ability to fix anything and would never say “no” when a friend or loved one needed him. Above all, during the last few years of his life he was extremely devoted to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, where he served behind the altar as well as helped whenever he thought there was a need.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, 111 Saint Andrews Road, Southampton, NY 11968.

Visitation was March 17 at Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton Village, and the funeral was March 18 at The Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons in Southampton, followed by burial at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor.

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