Edward W. Gotham, 68 of Knox, died Sept. 30, 2010, at Togus.

He was born in Lowell, Mass., July 13, 1942, a son of John and Grace Gotham.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He ministered at various Baptist churches, most recently at West Winterport Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Ed enjoyed music, cars, boats and the water.

He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Sandra Berry.

Survivors include his loving children, Ed Gotham Jr. of Belfast, Timothy Gotham and his wife, Elizabeth, of Northport, Rebecca Adriance and her husband, Adam, of Knox; his significant other, Ada L. Gordon, of Searsport; nine siblings Harry Gotham, James Gotham, John Gotham, Dora Gagne, Electa “Lucky” Gagne, Priscilla “Chubby” Gagne, Roseanne Padgett, Phyllis Jedney and Melenia Tallard; nine grandchildren, Brett, Sandra, Amy, Ed III, Kassydi, Gaige, Christina, Gavin and Braiden; several nieces and nephews; and his three dogs, Duke, Misty and Lily.

Private memorial services will be held at Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.

Arrangements are with Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.