Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Edward Rodman Titcomb

Titcomb, Edward Rodman Age 92, died peacefully May 14, 2011 at home surrounded by friends and family. He attended Yale University and the University of Washington, and then went on to serve in the Army Air Corps, in England during World War II. After returning, he married Julie Crommelin on September 11, 1946. Ed devoted many years in support of numerous educational and social service organizations. His first loves were the Science Museum of Minnesota where he served as a Board member and President, and Hamline University where he served as a Trustee. Ed also served for many years as a Director of Northwest Paper Company, Boise Cascade Corporation, and Rock Island Company. He was President of Rodman Industries from 1972 to 1983. Ed was an avid sportsman and hobbyist. He enjoyed golf with his children and grandchildren, skiing the mountains of Colorado, and challenging his friends to sets of tennis. He and Julie frequently escaped to their cabin on Madeline Island to sail on Lake Superior. His lasting legacy will be the fine wood furniture he crafted for others over the last 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie, of 64 years. He is survived by four sons: Rod (Cecie), Rick (Suzy), Dan (Judy) and Bruce (Katy), 13 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
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