Edwin Robert Ayers

SIDNEY – Edwin Robert Ayers, 75, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2024 at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a period of declining health.

He was born in Waterville on Oct. 11, 1948, the son of the late Richard Ayers and Alice Knapp. Edwin graduated from Cony High School in 1966. During his high school days he was known for his 1966 Chevelle.

After graduation, he served six years in the Army National Guard. He held several jobs prior to working for the Town of Sidney, and went on to become Road Commissioner for the town. He started his own business, Ayers Construction, in 1986 and successfully ran it for 30 years before retiring.

Edwin was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Sidney and a member of the Town of Sidney Road Planning Committee. He loved greeting everyone with “What’s going on!”.

He loved to fish; especially off his dock on First Roach while enjoying the weekends at his camper. He was notorious for his campfires and the love of his boat. He also was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying bird and moose hunting, as well. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage. He and his wife, Brenda, went on many memorable cruises over the years. Most important to Edwin was spending time with his family and friends.

Edwin was predeceased by his parents; and his grandson, Zachary Cummings.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Brenda (Philbrick) Ayers; daughters Laurie Cummings and husband, Brook, Kellie Foye and significant other, Kevin Pelletier; his siblings Tunney White and wife Marianne, Linda Caouette and husband Danny, both of Sidney, Pam McCutcheon and husband Ray of Oatman, Ariz., Bev Pare and husband Paul of Dixmont, Jo Smith and husband Dan of Mims, Fla., and Sue Beaudoin and husband Jeff of Rangely. Edwin also leaves behind his grandchildren who called him “Beep Beep Grampie”; Samantha, Nicholas, Dylan, Noah, Hannah, and Logan; as well as his great-grandchildren, Clayton, Gabriella, Madelyn, and Everett. He also will be dearly missed by dozens of nieces, nephews; cousins; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He also leaves behind his children Melissa Ashby and David Morse and their children.

A special thank you to the medical teams and ICU nurses at Maine Medical Center, as well as the nurses and doctors at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 28 at 1 p.m. at the Reynolds Hill Cemetery, in Sidney with a Celebration of Life to immediately follow at 57 Lindsay Way, Sidney. Condolences may be shared at FuneralAlternatives.net

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Maine Health Maine Children’s Cancer Program,

100 Campus Drive #107,

Scarborough, ME 04074

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