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TOWNSEND — Edward S. Milbury, 68, died suddenly on Monday morning at his home in Irvine, Calif. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Janet (Hartman); his three children, Brian Edward Milbury, 41, of Chicago, Ill.; Lesley Milbury Volk, 37, of Libertyville, Ill.; and Mary Milbury Quinn, 30, of Sierra Madre, Calif.; his sons-in-law Matthew Quinn and John Volk; his grandson John Volk Jr.; and his sisters Joan, Mary, and Terri. Ed grew up in Townsend, with his sisters and parents, John and Mildred (both deceased).

He graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in electrical engineering and served in the ROTC and U.S. Army before leaving active duty as a captain to pursue a career in communication technology, later becoming marketing director and CEO of various companies. He lived in Libertyville, Ill. for 22 years before moving to Irvine, Calif. in 2000. Ed was a wonderful, caring, and selfless person who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

The funeral mass was held Sept. 11 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 5101 Alton Parkway, Irvine, Calif. 92604. The visitation was held at Laguna Hills Chapel and Crematory, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, Calif. 92653.