Edward “Eddie” Louis Marge, age 83, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2023. Born in Twin Oaks, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Roy Anthony and Clementine Donata (Barbone) Marge.
Eddie graduated from Claymont High School in 1958. He joined the United States Marine Corps and served from 1960 – 1964. He spent much of his service in the Philippines. He would regale family and friends with stories of his time in the Corps, most of which shouldn’t have been repeated. Although his tall tales were bawdy and bold, it sure did sound like he had an amazing adventure. He was extremely proud to have been a Marine and to have served our Nation. Eddie was a Master Carpenter by trade. He could build anything from the ground up, a cabinet, a kitchen or an addition to his house. His workmanship was second to none. He later became the Carpenter Foreman at Congoleum Corporation in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania where he worked for 29 years. Eddie enjoyed fishing, trapshooting, hunting and much later in life watching TV. We would ask, “What are you doing dad?” His reply… “Watching Springer.”
Eddie is survived by his former wife, Sue Marge; his son, Vincent Louis Marge; his daughter, Stacy Marie Carney and her husband, Roger; his beloved grandsons, Braedon Edward Carney and Nicholas Patrick Carney; his sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Marge; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Roy Marge, his brother, Roy Salvatore “Corky” Marge and Corky’s wife, Shirley “Diane” Marge.
Eddie’s family would like to thank the staff at Foulk Living, Shipley Living, the nurses on 4 North at Wilmington Hospital and the team at ProMedica Hospice, the care and compassion you all provided will always be remembered and appreciated.
Funeral services will be private.
Eddie’s smile was big and beautiful, and it matched his larger-than-life personality. He will be dearly missed by his family. To all his family and friends in Heaven, Here he comes!
"I Am Standing Upon the Seashore"
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone"
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone,"
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"
By: Henry Van Dyke
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