Edward Ross Gay

AUBURN – Edward Ross Gay, 64, of Auburn passed away peacefully on April 9, 2021 after a recent diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer.

Eddie was born in Waterville on August 29, 1956 to Harvard Gay, Sr. and Joan Gay. He was educated in the China school system, attended Winslow High School and was a 1974 graduate of Erskine Academy.

Eddie spent many years working for Eastland Shoe in Freeport and retired after a long career at Dingley Press in Lisbon in 2018.

Ed was predeceased by his grandparents; mother Joan; and his beloved sister Melody, who was so special to him.

Surviving are his father, Harvard Gay, Sr. of Vassalboro; brothers Harvard Gay, Jr. of Lewiston, Dean Gay of Fairfield, Dana Gay of Lisbon, and sister Melinda Simon of West Gardiner, and their families. Ed had a special place in his heart for his many nieces and nephews and could probably best be called the favorite uncle.

He enjoyed going to the beach, playing pool, talking about his love of cars, reminiscing about the good old days and going for spontaneous rides to his old stomping grounds in China and Vassalboro and popping in for visits with family and old friends.

The family would like to thank Nurse Practitioner Daniel Strauss, St. Mary’s Hospital staff and the D’Youville Pavilion rehab staff for the kind and compassionate care they have provided.

In keeping with Eddie’s wishes, there will be no public service. A gathering of family at a graveside burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Augusta will held at a later date.

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