Published: September 26, 2006
Edwin A. Constant died on September 16, in the 91st year of his life. Formerly of Rockville Centre, N.Y., he was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Leon and Angelica L Mathis, March 16, 1915. A proud veteran of the United States Navy, he was the founding president of Constant Graphics Inc, and served as president of the New York Cold Type Association, Printing Industries of America.
A lifelong sailor, he loved his boats and especially living in Orient. Edwin was predeceased by his wife Ethel C. Constant. He leaves his son E. Richard Constant and his wife Carol, their children David and Susan Bender; son Douglas and his wife Karin, their children Allyson Babcock and Christopher. Ed was a great-grandfather to five: Griffin, Kyleen, Aidan, Carter and James.
Funeral services were held September 20 at the Horton-Mathie Funeral Home, Greenport, N.Y. Edwin will be buried with honors at the Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y.
Memorial donations may be made to the Orient Fire Department, Rescue Squad, PO Box 130, Orient, NY 11957.
To the Editor:
My father, Edwin Constant, passed away at noon on Saturday, September 16, 2006, at age 91. Karin and I were set up at the Newport Historical Society 2006 Antiques Show. We left our booth and truck in Newport, R.I., and drove down to the New London ferry and home to eastern Long Island.
We wish to thank our fellow dealers for their sympathies and especially Trisha McElroy, Linda Turner and Gene LaParle for supervising the dismantling of our booth and the packing of our truck. Their support was very kind and very much appreciated.
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