Lewis L. Edson

Lewis L. Edson of Cutchogue died June 20, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 72 years old.

He was born in New York City Jan. 17, 1941, to Lefferts P. and Grace (Riley) Edson and attended Southold High School and Syracuse University.

Lew served in the United States Marine Corps and for the past 25 years had owned and operated Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm with his family. Prior to that, he ran First Towne Realty for 30 years.

He was a member of the New York State Christmas Tree Growers Association and North Fork Country Club.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Sheila McCarthy-Edson, whom he married May 24, 2013; three children: Lisa Christine Edson, Evans Munro Edson and Channing Virginia Edson; and five grandchildren: Hawke Edson, Sloane Edson, Oliver Edson, Grayson Harrinan and Liv Harrinan.

The family received friends June 23 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. Graveside services were conducted June 24 by the Rev. Richard Boyer at Cutchogue Cemetery. Military honors were rendered by the U.S. Marine Corps.

]Memorial donations to Island Gift of Life Foundation, P.O. Box 532, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965 would be appreciated. The Island Gift of Life Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of services to the people on the East End who are struggling both financially and emotionally with serious illnesses.

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